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Age discrimination in the Netherlands

by on January 28, 2014

I’m relying on English language sources for this one but according to this item on the Dutch News website (for English speaking ex pats, I think), a recent report finds that age discrimination is the most common form of discrimination in the Netherlands. Further, it’s said to have been been experienced by 10% of the 12,500 people who took part in the survey.

The report is published by the Netherlands Institute for Social Research and covers all forms of discrimination. In relation to age, we are only given the statistics for older age groups. Apparently 25% of job hunters aged 45 to 54 and nearly 40% of those aged 55 to 64 said they have lost out on a job because of their age. It’s interesting that it’s in the specific context of job search that this is reported.

Although the Institude does publish reports in English, this particular one seems to be in Dutch only and can be downloaded from here.


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