Publications

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Past, present and future of mature age labour force participation

How do regions differ in Australia? The need to plan and prepare for the population ageing in Australia is well acknowledged among policy makers, business leaders and the broader community at large. A less recognised fact is that the rate and speed...
Apr 2014
Productive Ageing Centre
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2nd Seniors Sentiment Index

National Seniors Australia, again in partnership with Challenger, is pleased to release the findings from the 2nd Seniors Sentiment Index. Read the first Seniors Sentiment Index report here. The latest release of the Index allows us to track...
Feb 2014
National Seniors Australia
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Seniors and immunisation in Australia

Australia’s rapidly growing seniors population (aged 50 years and over) make an important economic and social contribution. Preventive health interventions are vitally important to ensure that Australians enjoy longer lives, free of illness...
Feb 2014
National Seniors Australia
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Working beyond 65 – what’s realistic?

The influence of health on longer working lives Despite Australians living longer than ever before, the ageing of the population means that the burden of chronic illness in society is increasing. To cope with the fiscal challenges of an...
Jan 2014
Productive Ageing Centre
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A juggling act: Older carers and paid work in Australia

This report presents the latest evidence in Australia on the issues facing older carers who are in the workforce or would like to be working. The number of mature age Australians balancing work and informal caring roles will increase in the future...
Dec 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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A widening gap: The financial benefits of delaying retirement

The Australian Government is seeking to encourage people to work past the age of 65 in order to maximise their retirement savings. Even though there is an important relationship between people working past the age of 65 and wealth accumulation,...
Nov 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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A squeeze on spending? An update on household living costs

An update on household living costs for senior Australians A 2011 National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) research report into the costs of living found that water, electricity, gas, medical services and rent had all risen at more than...
Oct 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Understanding Senior Australians and their Communities

Local communities play an important role in the wellbeing of senior Australians. Communities can act as a form of social support for people who experience a distressing life event, such as loss of a spouse. More generally, living in a...
Jul 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Age Discrimination in the Labour Market

Experiences and Perceptions of Mature Age Australians Increasing mature age employment participation can have benefits for Australian workplaces, the Australian economy, and for mature age people themselves. However, discrimination against workers...
Jun 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Long Term Care Insurance: A Survey of Providers’ Attitudes

The announcement of the Federal Government’s “Living Longer, Living Better” aged care reform package in April 2012 has stimulated debate around potential mechanisms to fund long term care in Australia. With the considerable costs of long...
May 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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