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  Ageism 10 January 2005  
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Should it be treated like sexism and racism? Email your views for Wednesday's phone in

The over 50s currently create a quarter of the UK’s economic wealth. Up to a million older people who are not currently in paid work could be, adding a potential £30 billion to the annual economic output.

Jenni asks why, with such a good economic case for making sure people over 50 are in employment, prejudice against this age group is such a growing problem.

She finds out if it’s harder to find employment if you’re a woman over 50 than a man and asks what we can do to stop this trend. Should we be treating ageism like sexism and racism?

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