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Age is an important issue that should be taken into consideration when mainstreaming equalities into work on employment. Although age discrimination can affect both young and old people, recent research by the Department of Work and Pensions has found that people over the age of fifty are particularly vulnerable (see below). Discrimination and disparity is evident not only within the labour market, but also for those older people attempting to find work.
This study is a qualitative research project which aimed to understand the barriers to the take-up of benefits (specifically the Minimum Income Guarantee) among black and minority ethnic (BME) older people.
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