Publications

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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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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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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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Disengagement of mature age people from the labour force

To address the economic challenges of the ageing population, recent Federal Governments in Australia have sought to promote increased participation of mature age people in the labour force. Policy interventions to promote longer working lives...
Jul 2014
Productive Ageing Centre
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How realistic are senior Australians’ retirement plans?

In this report, co-authored by National Seniors Australia and Challenger, the retirement plans of senior Australians are examined, in particular their understanding about their own life expectancy, likely spending patterns in retirement and plans to...
Jul 2014
National Seniors Australia
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Meeting ‘hidden’ household costs of care in the home

Impacts of the presence of disability on expenditure patterns of older Australian households The true cost-of-living pressures on Australian seniors (those aged 50 or more) are likely to be underestimated if the levels of household expenditure do...
Jun 2014
Productive Ageing Centre
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Downsizing decisions of senior Australians

What are the motivating and discouraging factors? In Australia, there is a need to understand more about downsizing among seniors. Specifically, this study sought to answer the following research questions: What was the proportion of seniors who...
Jun 2014
Productive Ageing Centre
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