Older people/workers reading list

The following is a selection of key books and journal articles on older people/workers and equality issues. The Equality and Human Rights Commission's Library & Information Service regrets it is unable to supply copies of the items listed. Please contact your academic/public library should you wish to read any of these items.

We would be very pleased to receive suggestions of additional key books and journal articles that we could to add to this Reading List. Please e-mail library@equalityhumanrights.com if you have any to make.

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.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2017