CEPAR hosted a special online session on Pensions and COVID-19: The Global Experience, supported by the International Pension Research Association (IPRA), on December 14, 2020.
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A recent study by CEPAR Associate Investigator Professor Carol Jagger and Dr Andrew Kingston of Newcastle University UK, in collaboration with Deputy Director Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR Associate Investigators Professor Julie Byles, and Dr Kim Kiely, has examined the impact of smoking and obesity on disability-free life expectancy at older ages. The findings emphasise the need to invest in prevention programs to reduce rates of smoking and obesity.
Over 100 representatives from the wider research community, government and industry participated in the 28th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research, which was co-hosted by CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies in the UNSW Business School.
Led by Dr Gigi Petery, CEPAR researchers Dr Daniela Andrei, Lucinda Iles, Professor Sharon Parker and Leah Zoszak are conducting a longitudinal large-scale investigation on the impact of COVID-19 on Australian adults aged 45 and older.
Eight current and former CEPAR Chief and Partner Investigators have been listed among the top 2% scientist worldwide in their disciplinary field, in a study conducted by Stanford researchers and published in PLOS Biology.
A first-of-its-kind study examining the economic security of single older women without children has busted the myth that people without children must have uninterrupted careers and healthy retirement savings.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has recently awarded Discovery Early Career Research Awards (DECRA) and Discovery Projects (DP) to CEPAR researchers working on a range of population ageing research projects.
CEPAR has launched publicly available data on population ageing futures and estimates. The CEPAR Population Ageing Futures Data Archive, created by a research team led by CEPAR A/Professor Jeromey Temple and CEPAR Principal Research Fellow Dr Tom Wilson, comprises sets of data projections and estimates related to the composition and diversity of Australia’s older population.
CEPAR researchers, led by Chief Investigator Professor Sharon Parker, recently surveyed over 1,500 employed mature workers (over 45 years) about their COVID-19 work experiences.