Publications

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Grandparent childcare and labour market participation in Australia

This study explores the intersection between grandparents’ childcare provision and their labour market and retirement decisions. In the context of an ageing population and the associated challenges this will pose, there is growing policy...
Sep 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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Outlook for Australian seniors’ retirement plans? Mostly sunny, with possible late rain

The National Seniors Social Survey conducted between 2012 and 2014 surveyed its members on their views about the financial aspects of their retirement. This report highlighted some of those previous findings, and included the results of the survey...
Aug 2015
National Seniors Australia
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3rd Seniors Sentiment Index

National Seniors Australia, again in partnership with Challenger, is pleased to release the findings from the 3rd Seniors Sentiment Index. The latest release of the Index allows us to track changes in the wellbeing of Australia’s seniors in the...
Aug 2015
National Seniors Australia
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How do mature age Australians cope with difficult life events?

As people age they are more likely to encounter various types of life events such as the deaths of loved ones or personal injury or illnesses. These types of events can have a major impact on their self-esteem, on their life satisfaction and their...
Jul 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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How physically active are senior Australians? Evidence from national data

Physical activity is vital for people aged 50 years and over to assist their physical and mental health and help them remain independent as they age. Physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of ill health among senior Australians. Being...
Jul 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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Prevalence of Career Planning Among Mature Age Australians

Career planning, often viewed as most relevant for school leavers and university graduates, is now considered just as important for mid-life and later-life careers. It is not only relevant for career success but also for understanding work options,...
Jul 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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Never too late to learn: Learning, education and training among mature age Australians

Australia’s ageing population, expectations of prolonged working lives and the growth of technology, means investing in learning, education and training is increasingly essential. This study reveals that many mature age Australians do not place...
Jul 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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Key Transport and Mobility Issues Facing Seniors: Evidence from Adelaide

This report provides evidence on transport and mobility issues facing seniors in Adelaide, based on a survey of 285 people aged 65 years and over. It focuses on patterns of transport usage, barriers to public transport usage, issues surrounding use...
May 2015
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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Health conditions and employment among senior Australians

What are the enablers and barriers to continued engagement in the labour force? Workforce participation of mature age Australians has been increasing over the past 10 years. Although this trend is encouraging, there still remain a...
Sep 2014
National Seniors Australia
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