Whilst workers' organizations and third-party analysts around the world commonly cite age as the most prevalent form of discrimination in the workplace, age discrimination has not had the same high profile as discrimination on grounds of sex or race. This book allows readers to better understand the issue of ageism and inequality. It examines the primary role of legislation and court process in combating age discrimination at both national and international levels. Including the role of NAFTA and the EU in this respect, it also provides a detailed examination of the relationship between age issues and the law, and will be an important resource for those involved in age discrimination and elder rights.
'This well-researched book convincingly demonstrates that age is not "just a number" but is often the basis for discrimination and inequality after the age of 39; indeed age discrimination and inequality is a world-wide phenomenon as eloquently shown by Dr. Cotter.' Laurence Nolan, Howard University, USA 'In her work Just A Number, Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter has provided us with a thought-provoking and stimulating analysis of age discrimination which will be of enormous interest to anyone interested in the issues surrounding this topic. Her work is to be enthusiastically welcomed.' John Darby, Solicitor, McEvoy and Partners, Ireland 'This book discusses in an accessible manner the relevant developments of the growing populations of the developed world with Dr. Cotter's customary attention to detail and with the benefit of her considerable research and learning. Anyone with an interest in this area, whether students, lawyers or policymakers, will benefit from a close reading of this incisive and scholarly work.' Anthony Moore, Barrister, Dublin, Ireland 'Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter has again found a cause worth writing about… This book is appropriate for all academic law library collections.' Legal Information ALERT '…a compendium of information that will prove useful for students of law and age discrimination, and for those who believe that campaigning is most effective when based upon detailed comparative evidence.' Ageing and Society