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Consumer Directed Care In Australia: Early stage analysis and future directions

A new research report from National Seniors Australia examines the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in community care services in Australia. The report, based on a survey of 4,267 National Seniors members, has revealed 98 per cent...
Aug 2017
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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Don't go it alone: Life satisfaction among older Australians

The Australian population is ageing. Responding to this demographic change is critical to both capitalise on the opportunities and meet the challenges population ageing presents. Successful ageing represents principles adopted by different actors to...
Aug 2016
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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Downsizing: Movers, planners, stayers

Downsizing is a major consideration for Australian homeowners when they enter retirement. The current study gathered data from the members of National Seniors Australia on their reasons for downsizing, and asked about some policy measures that may...
Nov 2017
National Seniors Australia
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Experience Works: The Mature Age Employment Challenge

Tackling rising unemployment and underemployment rather than combating skill shortages will be the principal mature age employment policy challenge facing government and the wider community over the next few years. Once the current...
Jun 2009
Productive Ageing Centre
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Financial Wellbeing: Concerns and choices among older Australians

Older Australians face a range of risks that can impact on their financial security in retirement. How much does a retiree need for future expenditure?; if they live longer than expected will the money set aside be sufficient?; will...
Jun 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Getting Involved in the Country

Productive ageing in different types of rural communities Productive ageing recognises the contribution of older people to economic, social and cultural growth and helps build a sustainable community. Being involved in community life is good...
Dec 2010
Productive Ageing Centre
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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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Growing older, feeling younger

Subjective age studies have consistently shown that self-perception of age or ‘felt age’ is a powerful predictor of a person’s well-being. The current study gathered data from the members of National Seniors Australia on their felt age, how old...
Dec 2017
National Seniors Australia
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