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Ageing and the Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Participation in Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) projects that, between 2011 and 2020, the number of persons aged 50 and over in Australia will increase by more than 22 per cent. By 2050, the number aged 50 and over will have increased by over 80...
Dec 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia

Australia is being transformed by population ageing, along with social, economic, and policy change. We are at a critical demographic turning point because the baby boom cohort - the 5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 - has...
Feb 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia: Informing Actions for Better Retirement

A defining characteristic of present-day Australia is the large number of baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1965 – who are retiring or approaching retirement from paid employment. Just as the baby boomers’ previous major life...
Aug 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Appreciating value: Measuring the economic and social contributions of mature age Australians

Measuring the economic and social contributions of mature age Australians This report measures the economic and social contributions that mature age Australians make to the economic sustainability of Australia. The economic contribution is...
May 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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Are Older Australians Being Short Changed?

With the price of essentials increasing rapidly over the past few years, many Australian households have faced significant cost of living pressures. These pressures have been more pronounced in the case of older Australians as a result of...
Nov 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Engagement in Australia

Report On the 2011-12 National Survey on the Barriers to Employment for Mature Age People  Australia faces significant challenges in coming years from an ageing population as the large cohort of ‘baby boomers’ approach retirement....
Aug 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Engagement in Australia

Report On the 2011-12 National Survey On The Barriers to Employment For Mature Age People Australia faces significant challenges in coming years from an ageing population as the large cohort of ‘baby boomers’ approach retirement. Increasing...
Aug 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Be Heard: Snapshots of members’ views

This is a report for the members of National Seniors Australia (National Seniors) about the ways they are being heard. It has three parts: 1. Annual Survey: Be Heard provides a glimpse into the lives of National Seniors’ members in the first six...
Nov 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Better ways of assessing cognitive health

Given the central importance of normal cognitive function to decision-making in later life, National Seniors Australia contracted the Flinders Business School and the University of Western Australia to undertake a study into better ways of assessing...
Nov 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Bridging the Digital Divide

National Seniors conducted an annual survey in 2017, and spoke to members through policy forums held in a number of areas across Australia. Digital issues dominated forum discussions, with some audiences expressing intense frustration at the rate of...
Dec 2017
National Seniors Australia
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