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CEPAR researchers John Piggott and John Beard have been appointed as members of the US National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) International Commission on Creating a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.

low fertility 2018

From 2006 to 2016, fertility in Australia remained constant for women with high education while it fell sharply for women with low education. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) observe this trend may reflect the increasingly regressive nature of government support for families with children.


Some of the leading names in pensions research have come together to create a new international association which aims to promote and advance high-quality social science research on pensions, ageing, and retirement.

Monetary growth

CEPAR researchers receive UNSW Business School funding to investigate how people decide whether a reverse mortgage is a good way to supplement their retirement income.



CEPAR Director and UNSW economist John Piggott says young people need to start caring more about their superannuation entitlements and shares advice for young employees.

taxation of pension

Using the federal budget to remove uncertainty will allow people to plan a better retirement, says CEPAR Director UNSW Scientia Professor John Piggott.


MIND study

A study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment.

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Having two or more non-communicable diseases (multimorbidity) costs the country more than the sum of those individual diseases would cost, according to a recent study published in PLOS Medicine by CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Philip Clarke and colleagues.

Middle aged couple researching online

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.