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What is ageism? Ageism has serious and wide-ranging consequences for people’s health and well-being. Analyse. What are the ways to combat its negative repercussions on the contemporary society?

Topic: population and associated issues,

1. What is ageism? Ageism has serious and wide-ranging consequences for people’s health and well-being. Analyse. What are the ways to combat its negative repercussions on the contemporary society? (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

We recently observed International Youth Day on August 12. The objective of this occasion is to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind. It will also raise awareness about certain barriers to intergenerational solidarity, notably ageism, which impacts young and old persons, while having detrimental effects on society as a whole.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about ageism, its consequences and steps required to combat it.

Directive:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining ageism and give related statistic in India.

Body:

First, write about the consequences of ageism – Among older people, ageism is associated with poorer physical and mental health, increased social isolation and loneliness, greater financial insecurity, decreased quality of life and premature death.

Next, write about the steps that are needed to combat ageism in the country.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.