1st Edition

The Law and Older People

By John Williams Copyright 2018
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book looks at the historical background to the law's approach to ageing, focusing on questions such as:

    • Has the law promoted ageism? 
    • How well has the law protected older people against discrimination, abuse and social exclusion?
    • How effective will new prohibitions on age discrimination be when they come into force?

    Themes include the ways in which the law has a distinct impact on the lives of older people, human rights, housing, finance, health and social care, discrimination, crime, abuse and the state's reaction, and poverty and social exclusion.

    1. Introduction  2. Historical Context; What is 'Old Age'?  3. Human Rights and Older People  4. Health and Social Care  5. Property, Housing and Finance  6. Discrimination  7. Criminal Law and Older People  8. The Abuse of Older People  9. Conclusion


    John Williams, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.