Australia's GDP could be four per cent higher if it had the same mature labour force participation rates as some comparison countries, such as New Zealand.
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Susan Ryan, Australia's newly appointed Age Discrimination Commissioner, spent a morning at a Roundtable with researchers at the UNSW node of CEPAR last month.
Two CEPAR researchers have won the prestigious Melville Financial Services Prize from the Institute of Actuaries of Australia for their research into how regulators and regulatory requirements impact prices for longevity insurance products in the form of life annuities.
In a conference address at the University of New South Wales, Australia's first Minister for Superannuation, former Senator Nick Sherry, discussed the major challenges facing Australia's defined contribution superannuation system.
CEPAR research on topics as varied as rural migration in China, the impact of the government's superannuation rate increase, and the optimal home equity release product will be showcased this week at the 20th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers.
In an address at today's Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2012), CEPAR Director, John Piggott discussed the main barriers preventing older people from working.
Retirement plans for people relying on rising property prices could be at risk following the latest drop in house prices and ongoing volatility in the housing market.
The importance of longitudinal studies in determining future health outcomes was the theme of a CEPAR sponsored healthy ageing seminar led by internationally renowned expert on healthy life expectancy, Professor Carol Jagger.
The Australian Government today announced that CEPAR's research on population ageing and productive ageing will be used by a new expert panel to inform future policy initiatives.