Ageism in America


From the Introduction to this study from The Anti-Ageism Taskforce at The International Longevity Center:

“…it must be noted that the status of older persons and our attitudes toward them are not only rooted in historic and economic circumstances. They also derive from deeply held human concerns and fears about the vulnerability inherent in the later years of life. Such feelings can translate into contempt and neglect.”

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subject terms

Aging & Longevity > Ageism & Advocacy

Community Engagement

Community Engagement > Diversity & Inclusion


Robert Butler

related organizations

Columbia University

The International Longevity Center

resource type

Research and Studies