About the research
Research has found that being older significantly lowers your employment chances when looking for a job. Why this is the case is studied to a lesser extent. With her research, Hannah Van Borm (Ghent University) fills this black box and identifies different reasons for why older job applicants face age discrimination in the hiring process. The answer? Older job applicants are mainly discriminated against because they are perceived to have little technological know-how and are perceived to be less flexible and trainable.