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A new set of research briefs has been released by CEPAR, examining the current state and projected future of Australia’s retirement incomes system. The set of three new research briefs presents the latest data and highlights research in this area, featuring findings from over 40 of CEPAR’s leading researchers.

Monetary growth

The third brief in the new set of research briefs on retirement income in Australia is focused on private resources and highlights research on superannuation decumulation.

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Australians will benefit from new ways to meet the challenges of an ageing population thanks to research produced at a Centre of Excellence funded by the Morrison Government.

Peter McDonald

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has released its report on the State of World Population for 2018. The report, which documents the global fertility transition, was compiled by an international team of academics led by CEPAR Chief Investigator, Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography at the University of Melbourne.

Aged care support

The deepening complexities of aged care, including changing morbidities and funding for long term care insurance and investment, will be investigated at an international conference at UNSW Sydney this week.

Olivia S. Mitchell

The keynote speaker at the 26th Annual Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research, Professor Olivia S. Mitchell, will explain how financial knowledge can be a powerful driver of wealth inequality in a world of uncertainty and imperfect insurance, since financial knowledge allows people to better allocate their lifetime resources.

CEPAR researchers have compared in a world-first study the life expectancy of elite chess players with that of the general population and Olympic athletes using advanced statistical methods. The study found that top chess players live up to 14 years longer than the general population.

CEPAR has published a new research brief – Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research – exploring the spectrum of cognitive ageing and its impacts on individuals, society and the economy. One area of interest is how cognitive ageing will affect financial decision making of an older population.

CEPAR has released findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia. The report highlights seven key modifiable lifestyle factors which are attributed to dementia; the rising numbers of people with dementia; and the increasing cost to families, carers, and the economy.