Publications

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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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Later Life Learning: Unlocking the Potential for Productive Ageing

Engagement in learning throughout life has been linked to economic, social and health benefits. Unfortunately, individuals who are the most likely to benefit from continued learning are the least likely to participate. As older adults become...
Oct 2010
Productive Ageing Centre
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Living longer, learning longer: Experiences, perceptions and intentions regarding learning, education and training among older Australians

Increased life expectancy combined with recent changes to government policy (e.g. eligibility for the Age Pension increasing to age 67 by 2023) will require many people to work past the traditional retirement age of 65 to financially support...
May 2016
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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Making Good Connections

How community participation enriches learning, wellbeing and a sense of identity in older men Learning is a lifelong process and an important component of successful ageing. Many people understand the value of learning in gaining foundation skills...
Feb 2010
Productive Ageing Centre
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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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Moving or staying put: Deciding where to live in later life

Where do Australians want to live as they get older? What factors do they consider when making a decision about where to live in later life? Although it is widely accepted that the majority of older adults prefer to live in the community...
Nov 2009
Productive Ageing Centre
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My Generation: Are Australian baby boomers the retiring kind?

The largest and most influential age group in Australia is set to start leaving the paid workforce during the next 20 years. The so-called ‘baby boomer’ generation, made up of almost 5.6 million Australians born between 1946 and 1965, is...
Aug 2009
Productive Ageing Centre
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Neighbourhood characteristics and ageing well

It is widely recognised that the Australian population is ageing, with the proportion of adults aged over 65 expected to make up 25% of the overall population by 2050. These broad demographic changes have led to a growing research and...
Jul 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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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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