A new study by CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Craig Sinclair and colleagues has found that 70% of Australians aged 65+ are sidestepping the opportunity to control their end-of-life care, with men less likely to plan than women.
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Over 90 pension experts and researchers from around the world recently participated in a webinar on 'The Multifaceted Effects of the Pandemic and the Lockdown Measures on EU Citizens' by Professor Dr Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging at the Max Planck Institute for Law and Social Policy.
Scientists led by CEPAR Associate Investigator A/Professor Ruth Peters begin a pilot trial bringing together older adults and preschoolers to assess the mutual health benefits of intergenerational activity, such as reducing frailty and depression.
This time last year the Australian economy was feeling the full impact of COVID-19 in terms of businesses closing and in relation to changed working and caring arrangements. Both younger workers in their twenties and older workers over 60 were hit the hardest, with workers over the age of 70 being most severely affected.
CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Warwick McKibbin and colleagues show in this The Conversation article how a refashioned JobMaker II scheme without the discrimination implicit in age targeting, other genuinely disadvantaged groups, including low-income women over 35, would pay for itself.
Professor Michael Keane, CEPAR Chief Investigator and ARC Laureate Fellow at UNSW Sydney, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE), in recognition of his distinctive contributions to the field.
In just a decade, Australian fertility fell from its highest level for 30 years to its lowest level ever. CEPAR Chief Investigator Peter McDonald provides a sociodemographic perspective on Australian fertility rates in his recent paper published in the O&G Magazine.
CEPAR Deputy Director Hazel Bateman, Professor in the UNSW School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, has been appointed as Chair of the Scientific Council of the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar).
CEPAR Deputy Director Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey has been awarded the Senior Researcher Award in Mental Health and Prevention Research by the Journal of Mental Health & Prevention, in recognition of her distinguished service and outstanding contributions to this field of research.