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Relative Age bias in the Workplace

the gerontological society of america's 65th annual scientific meeting in san diego, ca on november 14th, 2012.


Authors: Elyssa Besen (presenter), Natasha Sarkisian, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and Miwako Kidahashi


The purpose of this study is to assess whether there are age-based stereotypes about both younger and older workers at the workplace from the viewpoint of relative age and to examine how these stereotypes may vary based on the perceiver’s age.