The LCO commissioned this paper to provide background research for its Advancing Substantive Equality for Older Persons through Law, Policy and Practice project. The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect the views of the LCO.


Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Ageism: Concepts and Theories
III. Theoretical and Economic Approaches to Understanding Ageism
IV. The Search for Guiding Principles
V. Examples of Ageism in Law, Policy and Practice
VI. Access to Justice
VII. Conclusion