Publications for work group : General


Ayalon, L., & Tesch-Roemer, C. (Eds.). (2018). Contemporary perspectives on ageism. London: Springer.


Gum, Segal-Karpas, D., Avidor, S. A, Aylon, L., Bodner, E., & Palgi, Y. (in press). Grip strength and quality of life in the second half of life: Hope as a moderator. Aging and Mental Health

Ayalon, L. (2017). Are Older Adults Perceived as A Threat to Society? Exploring Perceived
Age-Based Threats in 29 Nations. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Vitman, A.*, Khalaila, R., Ayalon. L. (2017). Perceived accessibility to services and sites among Israeli older persons. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Shrira, A., Ayalon, L., Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., Rosenbloom, T., Yadid, G. Parental Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Offspring Successful Aging (2017). Frontiers in Psychology. 

Dolberg, P.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Subjective meanings and identification with middle-age. International Journal of Aging and Human Development

Ayalon, L. & Gweyrtz-Meydan, A.* (2017). Senior, mature or single: A qualitative analysis of homepage advertisements of dating sites for older adults. Computers in Human Behavior

Gweyrtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Forever young: Visual representations of age and gender in online dating sites for older adults. Journal of Women & Aging.

Ben Noon, R.* & Ayalon, L. (2017). Older adults in public open spaces: Age and gender segregation. The Gerontologist

Gum, A., Shiovitz-Ezra, S., & Ayalon, L.(2017). Longitudinal Associations of Hopelessness and Loneliness in Older Adults: Results from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study. International Psychogeriatrics1-9

Ayalon, L. & Tesch-Römer, C. Eur J Ageing (2017). doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0409-9

Stypinska J, Turek K (2017) Hard and soft age discrimination: the dual nature of workplace discrimination. Eur J Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0407-y


Gweirtz-Meydan, A.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Physicians’ response to sexual dysfunction presented by a younger vs. an older adult. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Shanan-Altman, S. & Ayalon, L. (2016). Perceptions of older residents and their adult children regarding continuing care retirement community staff. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 1-21

Avidor, S., Ayalon, L., Palgi, Y., Bodner, E. (2016). Longitudinal Associations between Perceived Age Discrimination and Subjective Well-Being: Variations by Age and Subjective Life Expectancy. Aging and Mental Health, 16, 1-5.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Do not hear, see, or speak: Views of older residents and their adult children about the nursing unit in the continuing care retirement community. International Psychogeriatrics, 13, 1-11.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Intergenerational perspectives on autonomy following a transition to a continuing care retirement community. Research on Aging, 38(2), 127-149.

Ayalon, L. (2016). Perceived age discrimination: A precipitator or a consequence of depressive symptoms? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Ayalon, L. (2016). Profiles of loneliness in the caregiving unit. The Gerontologist, 56(2), 201-214. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu046

Ayalon, L. (2016). transition and adaptation to the continuing care retirement community from a life course perspective: Something old, something new, and something borrowed. Journal of Applied Gerontology

Ben-Harush, A.*, Shiovitz-Ezra, S., Doron, I., Alon, S.,  Leibovitz, A. Golander, H., Haron, Y., &  Ayalon, L. (2016). Ageism among physicians, nurses and social workers: Findings from a qualitative research. European Journal of Ageing.

Bodner, E., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., & Palgi, Y. (2016). Accelerated increase and relative decrease in subjective age and changes in attitudes towards own aging over a four-year period: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. European Journal of Ageing

Dolberg, P.,* Ayalon, L., & Shiovitz-Ezra, S. (2016). Migration and changes in loneliness over a four-year period:  The case of older former Soviet Union immigrants in Israel. European Journal of Ageing.

Lev, S.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Moral distress among long term care social workers: Questionnaire validation. Research on Social Work Practice. 

Palgi, Y., Ayalon, L., Avidor, S., Bodner, E. (2016). Changes in Positive and Negative Affect as Predictors of Change in Felt Age: Results from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-8.

Shiovitz-Ezra, S, Ayalon, L., Brodsky, J., & Doron, I. (2016). Measuring Ageism Based on Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior:  Findings from an Israeli Pilot Study. Ageing International, 41(3), 298-310.

Uziel, N.* & Ayalon, L. (2016). Burden and meaning in care among primary caregivers of older adults who receive home care assistance. Gerontology & Geriatrics (in Hebrew)

Ashkenazi, O.* & Ayalon, L. (2014). The cultural encounter of Filipino home care workers with older home care recipients and their family members in Israel. Megamot 

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Voss P, Wolff JK, Rothermund K (2016) Relations between views on ageing and perceived age discrimination: a domain-specific perspective. Eur J Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0381-4

Molden J, Maxfield M (2016) The impact of aging stereotypes on dementia worry. Eur J Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0378-z

Bodner E, Ayalon L, Avidor S, Palgi Y (2016) Accelerated increase and relative decrease in subjective age and changes in attitudes toward own aging over a 4-year period: results from the Health and Retirement Study. Eur J Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0383-2

Ben-Harush A, Shiovitz-Ezra S, Doron I, Alon S, Leibovitz A, Golander H et al (2016) Ageism among physicians, nurses, and social workers: findings from a qualitative study. Eur J Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0389-9


Call – thematic issue on Old-Age Exclusion

June 10th, 2018|0 Comments

From our members Marja Aartsen and  Wouter De Tavernier:

Call – issue on Old-Age Exclusion


“Ageism in the labour market” call

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Kindly see the current call for papers to a special issue of the International Journal of Manpower (IJM), concerning ageism in the labour market:

We encourage you to participate and submit your abstracts to the call.  

Best wishes,
Guest Editors: Jolanta Perek-Bialas, Joop Schippers and Pnina […]

CALL – Thematic Issue for Urban Planning: The City, Aging and Planning

May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear All,

Urban Planning (ISSN: 2183-7635) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of urban studies aimed at advancing understandings and ideas of humankind’s habitats.
Open Access: free to read and share, with an article processing charge […]

Bratislava conference adjacent to the COST Meeting

March 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Knowledge for Ageing Society – Contextualising Ageing conference
I would like to invite you to the interdisciplinary conference the colleagues from Department of Demography and Human Geography from Faculty of Natural Scoences, Comenius University in Bratislava […]

European Sociological Association Research on Ageing Network Conference

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

4th Mid-Term Conference of the ESA Research Network (RN01) on Ageing in Europe
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 5 – 7 September 2018
Conference […]

Growing old with and via media

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Special issue of MedieKultur entitled “Growing old with and via media”:
Two of WG Media and Ageism members were involved in editing that issues: Sara Mosberg Iversen and Monika Wilinska.


Sustainable Ageing invitation

January 13th, 2018|0 Comments


January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Internship available in the Ageing and Life Course Department at the World Health Organization to support and conduct research to inform the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism.

Location: WHO Headquarters office in Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 4 – 6 […]


January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Please note:
will be held in BRUSSELS, Oct. 26, 2018.

Trent university post doctoral

November 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Trent University Post Doctoral Fellowship 2018

FALLING DOWN – free online course

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments


Attached is a link to a FREE online course about older people and problematic substance use call FALLING DOWN, which starts on 30 October and runs over 5 weeks – a couple of hours per week […]

Newsletter March 2017

March 25th, 2017|0 Comments


Newsletter Mar 2017


Prague meeting & TS

Broader Legal and Policy developments


Whose ageism? The reinvigoration and definitions of an elusive concept / Fredrik Snellman

February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

View the new article by Fredrik Snellman: Whose ageism? The reinvigoration and definitions of an elusive concept

Newsletter-Feb 2016

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

We are happy to post the first newsletter of our COST action:


Handbook on Ageism

September 25th, 2015|0 Comments

COST IS1402 will produce a new edited book. For guidelines concerning the book, please open this link: Handbook on Ageism-outline  .

Article: Youthful Indiscretions by Tobias Haeusermann

September 18th, 2015|0 Comments

I would like to draw your attention to an article I wrote on ageism for the King’s Review, an online magazine based in King’s College, University of Cambridge.

Tobias Haeusermann

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