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Research on Age Discrimination against Job Seekers Based on Recruitment Advertisements

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1107961, PP. 1-11

Subject Areas: Demography

Keywords: Discrimination, Age Limit, Recruitment, the Average Age Interval

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Under the background of population aging, with the increase of age, the employment rate of workers gradually decreases. Age discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people in enterprises is an important factor. Based on the age requirement in recruitment advertisements, this paper proposes a calculation model for the average age interval to verify the age discrimination in China’s labor market. The result shows that the complexity of jobs only affects the lower age limit, and the difference between the upper age limit is very little and tends to convergence, which shortens the effective job-hunting period of high-end talents. The research methods and conclusions have certain theoretical significance for Social Sciences & Humanities, especially for age discrimination theory. Based on the conclusion, it puts forward some suggestions to alleviate age discrimination.

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Wu, K. and Sun, C. (2021). Research on Age Discrimination against Job Seekers Based on Recruitment Advertisements. Open Access Library Journal, 8, e7961. doi:


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