Life expectancy has hit a new high, with typical newborn girls now expected to live to 84.5 and boys to 80.4, according to the new life tables from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, but CEPAR Chief Investigator Peter McDonald says these figures are almost certainly underestimates.
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Increasing workforce participation and maximising productivity and health for older workers were the key themes at the Workshop on Mature Labour Force Participation.
Sociologist, Cassie Curryer’s research is shining a light on the largely ignored experience of growing old without children.
CEPAR Associate Investigator Zhongwei Zhao commented on a new study of China’s one-child policy.
CEPAR is delighted to have our long-time colleague and CEPAR Co-Deputy Director Kaarin Anstey join us at UNSW.
Housing affordability is deepening inequality in Australia. "There's a growing divide between young people with access to wealth transfers from affluent parents and those who do not," says CEPAR Associate Investigator Rachel Ong.
Speakers at the 25th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers on Friday were not shy giving Treasury officials a laundry list of the challenges they face in developing products to help consumers ensure they do not outlive their savings.
As outrage builds over a proposal to force Australians to work until 70, experts are urging businesses to follow the example of hardware giant Bunnings and unleash the untapped labour of older workers.
Heather Booth, Associate Investigator at CEPAR and Professor of Demography at ANU, is featured in this article by Jill Pengelley for The Advertiser (Adelaide and SA news).