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This section of ‘A Site for All Ages’ presents the manifestation of ageism from a scientific perspective. You will find ten definitions from among the overall conceptualization of ageism, models and theories about how it comes about, measurement tools to identify ageism, and a variety of articles on the subject. In addition, you will be able to read about new studies of the Impact Center for the Study of Ageism and Old Age, and a participation form if you wish to join future studies.

Research and Science


Press the Year button to read an extended description of each definition


Definitions of ageism over the years

This section includes a scientific survey of most of the theories that offer explanations of ageism. One can group the current theories in the field in a variety of ways, but we have adopted a somewhat arbitrary division according to three levels: theories at the micro, the meso, and the macro levels.

Causes of ageism

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Measurement tools for identifying ageism

Research tools developed in the academic literature are important for constructing a body of knowledge about the manifestation of ageism. This section of ‘A Site for All Ages’ presents a variety of measurement tools, based on four main categories.

Old age is not a surprise, we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.


If You Ask Me | Betty White


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Studies of ageism

It is clearly beyond the capacity of ‘A Site for All Ages’ to include all the scientific studies relating to ageism that have been published in recent decades. This section of the site confines itself to studies conducted in Israel since 2020, or which have been co-authored by Israeli researchers. The articles have been collated with the assistance of the Israel Gerontological Data Center.




Studies funded by the Impact Center

מאמרים במימון מרכז האימפקט

Are you interested in participating in a new study about ageism?

You are invited to participate in the “Time Tunnel,” a social-research photographic exhibition.

To participate in the research initiative, and for additional information, please register in the attached form.

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