Publications

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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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Staying Connected

Social Engagement and Wellbeing Among Mature Age Australians This National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre research report explores wellbeing amongst senior Australians. The report, authored by researchers from the Australian...
Mar 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Retirees Needs and Their (In)Tolerance for Risk

The most important financial needs for Australian retirees are: - meeting their medical expenses;- having their income last for their lifetime; and- making sure their purchasing power keeps pace with inflation. Addressing these three goals...
Mar 2013
National Seniors Australia
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Relocation to a Retirement Village

Who Considers Relocation and What are People Looking for? Retirement villages remain an important component of aged care, despite the preference of many senior Australians to remain in their own homes as they age. This National ...
Feb 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Role of Financial Literacy & Financial Adviser Anxiety in Older Australians’ Advice Seeking

The future financial security of senior Australians will be influenced by the effectiveness of their financial plans. Key to ensuring this goal is the financial literacy of the individual, as well as their access to appropriate...
Jan 2013
Productive Ageing Centre
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Planning to be Productive - The Detailed Retirement Planning Strategies of Australian Pre-Retirees

Central to the goal of successful and productive ageing is adequate planning for retirement. Together with Insuranceline, National Seniors Australia has been conducting research on the prevalence and types of plans that pre-retirees have in...
Dec 2012
National Seniors Australia
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Seniors Sentiment Index

As the number of Australians aged 50 years and above increases, it is becoming more important to understand how these senior Australians view their own lives, as well as life in Australia more generally.  In partnership with...
Dec 2012
National Seniors Australia
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