Publications

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Health of Senior Australians & Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs They Face

Cost of living pressures remain an ongoing issue for senior Australians. In 2011, the Productive Ageing Centre commissioned a report from Simon Kelly, which showed nearly three-quarters of a million older households (aged 50 years and over...
Dec 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Where Will I Live as I Age?

Senior Australians’ Needs and Concerns about Future Housing and Living Arrangements One important aspect of the wellbeing of mature age Australians is their ability to, where possible, remain living independently in adequate and...
Dec 2012
National Seniors Australia
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The Retirement Quiz

What do we need to enjoy a successful retirement?  In 2010, the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre launched the Healthy Ageing Quiz – to provide practical tips to assist with ageing well. This quiz focused on a broad...
Nov 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Senior Australians and Prescription Medicines

One of the many challenges that the ageing of Australia’s population presents is the accessibility of prescription medicines to older Australians. Over time, in part due to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, there has been an expectation...
Oct 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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What Next? Workforce Transitions and Retirement Planning Among Australian Pre-Retirees

Over the previous 12 months, much work has been conducted on the workforce behaviour of mature age Australians. Both the Government’s Consultative Forum on Mature Age Participation and the Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior...
Oct 2012
National Seniors Australia
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It’s Not Just About Money

Intergenerational Transfers of Time and Money To and From Mature Age Australians Families remain a primary source of support for individuals in all societies. In particular, the transfer of resources between generations within a family –...
Oct 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Engagement in Australia

Report On the 2011-12 National Survey on the Barriers to Employment for Mature Age People  Australia faces significant challenges in coming years from an ageing population as the large cohort of ‘baby boomers’ approach retirement....
Aug 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia: Informing Actions for Better Retirement

A defining characteristic of present-day Australia is the large number of baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1965 – who are retiring or approaching retirement from paid employment. Just as the baby boomers’ previous major life...
Aug 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Engagement in Australia

Report On the 2011-12 National Survey On The Barriers to Employment For Mature Age People Australia faces significant challenges in coming years from an ageing population as the large cohort of ‘baby boomers’ approach retirement. Increasing...
Aug 2012
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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