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Age Discrimination

Poverty, inequality, and different forms of discrimination are macro life events that affect the lives of people. Studies show that coming from a different sexual orientation, ethnic group, or racial group increases the risk of living in poverty and social isolation. Age discrimination is another fact that causes older people to live in poverty. Social indicators related to older people emphasize that being an older person means poor income and living standards and dependency on social assistance. The lack of social security especially affects the life quality of elderly persons. Elderly women have greater economic disadvantages than men, and in terms of poverty, there is a gender dimension. This entry discusses the different aspects of age discrimination and especially its impact on poverty.

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