Publications

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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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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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