Table of contents

  1. Barbara Mikołajczyk
    Pages 321-339 Open Access
  2. Nena Georgantzi
    Pages 341-368 Open Access
  3. Annika Taghizadeh Larsson, Håkan Jönson
    Pages 369-382 Open Access
  4. María del Carmen Requena, Hannah J. Swift, Laura Naegele, Marc Zwamborn, Susan Metz, Wilco P. H. Bosems et al.
    Pages 383-402 Open Access
  5. Liat Ayalon, Clemens Tesch-Römer
    Pages 403-407 Open Access
  6. Monika Wilińska, Astrid de Hontheim, Els-Marie Anbäcken
    Pages 425-440 Open Access
  7. Hannah J. Swift, Dominic Abrams, Sibila Marques, Christin-Melanie Vauclair, Christopher Bratt, Maria-Luisa Lima
    Pages 441-459 Open Access
  8. Liili Abuladze, Jolanta Perek-Białas
    Pages 461-491 Open Access
  9. Sandra C. Buttigieg, Stefania Ilinca, José M. S. de Sao Jose, Annika Taghizadeh Larsson
    Pages 493-515 Open Access
  10. Joana Mendonça, Sibila Marques, Dominic Abrams
    Pages 517-548 Open Access
  11. Amanda Phelan
    Pages 549-564 Open Access

About this book


This open access book provides a comprehensive European perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.   

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.


Older adults outnumbering children Gerontology/geriatrics Aging world population The study of ageism Ageism is the most prevalent form of discrimination Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Liat Ayalon
    • 1
  • Clemens Tesch-Römer
    • 2
  1. 1.Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social WorkBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.German Centre of GerontologyBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73819-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73820-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5841
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-585X
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