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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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Older Australians and the Internet: Bridging the Digital Divide

In recent years, the internet has become an essential tool for living. Whether making bookings, receiving updates on superannuation or shares, downloading university lectures or filling in government forms, the internet is the first option...
Sep 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Older people building better communities

What leadership role do older people play in building better communities? What motivates older people to get involved in community development, and how do they come to be regarded as ‘leaders’? What skills do they draw on? These and...
Jun 2012
Productive Ageing Centre
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Outlook for Australian seniors’ retirement plans? Mostly sunny, with possible late rain

The National Seniors Social Survey conducted between 2012 and 2014 surveyed its members on their views about the financial aspects of their retirement. This report highlighted some of those previous findings, and included the results of the survey...
Aug 2015
National Seniors Australia
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Over 50s: still not confident about their retirement income

A recent survey of approximately 3,000 Australians over the age of 50 conducted by National Seniors Australia asked about their current and expected financial situations, planning behaviours and strategies for managing financial ...
Sep 2016
National Seniors Australia
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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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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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Prevalence of Career Planning Among Mature Age Australians

Career planning, often viewed as most relevant for school leavers and university graduates, is now considered just as important for mid-life and later-life careers. It is not only relevant for career success but also for understanding work options,...
Jul 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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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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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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