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Study from Humana: Aging Americans Snubbed in Best Picture Films

Source Humana Inc.
Published Date 2/16/2017
Studies from Humana, Dr. Stacy L. Smith at the University of Southern California highlight ongoing prevalence of ageism in film, perceptions of real-life seniors  

New research finds that characters aged 60 and over continue to be under and misrepresented in Hollywood’s most critically acclaimed films. Findings were uncovered through an ongoing partnership between health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. A separate but growing body of evidence exploring ageism suggests there are consequences to stereotypes of aging Americans—including potential negative health impacts. ...
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