Generation gap: Ageism hurts Europe’s youth

Ageism can work in both directions…

“We found young people actually felt they were discriminated against their age more than older people,” Fitzgerald told CNBC Tuesday.

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The data collected in 2008/09 shows that the proportion of people aged 70 and above who report experiencing age-based prejudice ranges from 15 percent in Sweden to 57 percent in the Czech Republic, while for people under 25 this figure ranges from 18 percent in Portugal to 77 percent in Finland.

via Generation gap: Ageism hurts Europe’s youth.

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