Older people and workers reading list

The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles on older people and workers. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.

Age UK (2012) Care in crisis: seven building blocks for reform. London: Age UK.

Ardill, N. (2011) 'Human rights and older clients', Elder Law Journal, 1, 1: 53-60.

Ardill, N. (2013) 'Age discrimination in services: the new law', Elder Law Journal, 3, 1: 93-97.

Ashcroft, K. (2012) 'Age discrimination in services, public functions and associations', Equal Opportunities Review, Issue 230: 26-27.

Audit Commission (2008). Don't stop me now: preparing for an ageing population. London: Audit Commission.

Ball, C. (2014) 'Age equality: current developments and concerns' Equal Opportunities Review, Issue 252: 15-16.

Beck, V. (2013) 'Employers' use of older workers in the recession', Employee Relations, 35, 3: 257-71.

Bernard, C. (2013) 'Achieving age equality in health and social care', Working with Older People 17 (1), pp.19-24.

Blood, I. (2013) A better life: valuing our later years. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Brown, P.R. and Vickerstaff, S. (2011) 'Health subjectivities and labour market participation: pessimism and older workers' attitudes and narratives around retirement', Research on Aging, 33, 5: 529-50.

Butler, F. (2006) Rights for real: older people, human rights and the CEHR. London: Age Concern.

Cann, P. and Dean M. (2009) Unequal ageing: the untold story of exclusion in old age. Bristol: Policy Press.

Cheetham, S. and White, E. (2006) Age discrimination: the new law. Bristol: Jordan Publishing Ltd.

Clarke, A. (2009) Ageism and age discrimination in social care in the United Kingdom: a review from the literature. London: Centre for Policy on Ageing.

Connolly, M. (2012) 'The Coalition Government and age discrimination', Journal of Business Law, 2: 144-60.

De Hert, P. and Eugenio, M. (2011) ‘Specific human rights for older persons?’ European Human Rights Law Review, 4: 398-418.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) Close to home: an inquiry into older people and human rights in home care. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Fenney, A. (2012) The Human Right Act and older people: evidence paper. London: Age UK.

Filinson, R. (2008) 'Age discrimination legislation in the UK: a comparative and gerontological analysis', Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 23, 3: 225-37.

Fredman, S. and Spencer, S. (eds.) (2003) Age as an equality issue: legal and policy perspectives. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Harding, T. (2005) Rights at risk: older people and human rights. London: Help the Aged.

Harrop, A. and Jopling, K. (2009) One voice: shaping our ageing society. London: Age Concern.

Herring, J. (2009) Older people in law and society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Loretto, W. and Vickerstaff, S. (2013) ‘The domestic and gendered context for retirement’, Human Relations, 66, 1: 65-86.

Loretto, W., Vickerstaff, S. and White, P. (eds.) (2007) The future for older workers: new perspectives. Bristol: Policy Press.

Magnus, G. (2009). The age of aging: how demographics are changing the global economy and our world. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Maitland, A (2010) Working Better: the over 50s,the new work generation, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Megret, F. (2011) ‘The human rights of older persons’, Human Rights Law Review, 11, 1: 37-66.

Metcalf, H. and Meadows, P. (2006) Survey of employers' policies, practices and preferences relating to age. Department for Work and Pensions Research Report no. 325. Leeds: Corporate Document Services.

Newman, D. (2012) ‘Justifying age discrimination', Equal Opportunities Review, Issue 220: 16-17.

Newman, D. (2013) 'Age discrimination: a lesser form of discrimination’? Xpert HR, 18 November.

O'Dempsey, D., Jolly, S. and Harrop, A. (2006) Age discrimination handbook. London: Legal Action Group.

Palmer, C. (2011) ‘Too old at 50, 60, 70 or never? – The impact of Miriam O’Reilly’s case and legal rights of “older” workers’, Elder Law Journal, 1, 4: 436-47.

Piachaud, D., Macnicol, J. and Lewis, J. (2009) A think piece on intergenerational equity. Just Ageing? Series. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Regan, D. (2011) ‘Implications for employers of the abolition of the default retirement age’, Business Law Review, 32, 5: 104-06.

Sargeant, M. (2010) 'The UK national minimum wage and age discrimination', Policy Studies, 31, 3: 351-64.

Sargeant, M. (2011) Age discrimination and diversity: multiple discrimination from an age perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sargeant, M. (2011) Age discrimination: Ageism in employment and service provision. Farnham: Gower Publishing.

Selmi, M. (2013) Age and equality law. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.

Smeaton, D. and Vegeris, S. (2009) Older people inside and outside the labour market: a review. EHRC Research Report no. 22. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Smeaton, D., Vegeris, S. and Sahin-Dikmen, M. (2010) Older workers: employment preferences, barriers and solutions. EHRC Research Report no. 43. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Speed, L. (2011) Older people and human rights in home care: a report of two surveys. EHRC Research Report no. 80. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Steventon, A. and Sanchez, C. (2008) The under-pensioned: disabled people and people from ethnic minorities. EHRC Research Report no. 5. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Sweiry, D. and Willitts, M. (2012) Attitudes to age in Britain 2010/11. London: Department for Work and Pensions.

Sykes, W. and Groom, C (2011) Older people's experiences of home care in England. EHRC Research Report no. 79. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Vass, J. (2014) Agenda for later life 2014: public policy for later life. London: Age UK.

Vickers, L. and Manfredi, S. (2013) 'Squaring the circle', Industrial Law Journal, 42, 1: 61-74.

Ward, R. and Bytheway, B. (2008) Researching age and multiple discrimination. London: Centre for Policy on Ageing.

Ward, R., Pugh, S. and Price, E. (2010) Don't look back? Improving health and social care service delivery for older LGB users. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

David Sparrow

Library and Information Services Manager

Last updated: 16 Apr 2018