Age segregation

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Abstract

Age segregation deprives individuals from certain age groups from interacting with others outside their age cohort. It implies the separation, exclusion, isolation, or special treatment of individuals and groups by virtue of their age, by enforced or voluntary residence in a restricted area (see “Age-Cared Homes” and “Age-Friendly Cities and Communities”), barriers to social intercourse, exclusion from the labor market, or by other discriminatory means. When age segregation is due to cultural, political, or economic pressure, it promotes ageism, denying all generations the benefits of diverse social interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging
Subtitle of host publicationEnciclopedia de gerontología y envejecimiento de la población
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69892-2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 9 2019

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