Publications

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Stereotype Threat and Mature Age Workers

Given Australia’s ageing population and growing shortage of skilled workers, the Australian Government has introduced a number of policies and programs over time to increase workforce participation by mature age Australians (aged 50 and...
Dec 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Ageing and the Barriers to Mature Age Labour Force Participation in Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) projects that, between 2011 and 2020, the number of persons aged 50 and over in Australia will increase by more than 22 per cent. By 2050, the number aged 50 and over will have increased by over 80...
Dec 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Are Older Australians Being Short Changed?

With the price of essentials increasing rapidly over the past few years, many Australian households have faced significant cost of living pressures. These pressures have been more pronounced in the case of older Australians as a result of...
Nov 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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A Carrot and a Big Stick

Understanding Private Health Insurance and Older Australians Healthy and productive ageing rests considerably upon timely and affordable access to health care. In the near future, expenditure on health care is expected to rise as...
Oct 2011
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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The Ageing Experience of Australians from Migrant Backgrounds

Australia, as is widely known, has an ageing population and is also a country built on immigration. However, it is less well known that the immigrant population has an older age structure than the Australian-born population. In 2006,...
Jun 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Growing Plants, Growing People: Older volunteers in botanic gardens

Volunteering in botanic gardens presents itself as one way to enable people to engage with the natural environment. But what do we know about how older people engage with botanic gardens?  What motivates them to volunteer their time to...
May 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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The Elephant in the Room: Age Discrimination in Employment

There is no doubt that older workers make a massive contribution to Australia’s economy. An earlier report released by the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, Still Putting In, showed that older workers contributed $59.6 billion a year...
Apr 2011
Productive Ageing Centre
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Getting Involved in the Country

Productive ageing in different types of rural communities Productive ageing recognises the contribution of older people to economic, social and cultural growth and helps build a sustainable community. Being involved in community life is good...
Dec 2010
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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