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CEPAR researchers, led by Professor Sharon Parker, released new findings on how matrue workers adapt to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik explains in The Conversation how to fix the model for aged care funding.


The CEPAR Organisations and the Mature Workforce research team recently surveyed over 1,580 mature workers (45+yrs) about their COVID-19 work experiences.

John Piggott

CEPAR Director John Piggott AO provided global perspectives on the economic security and financial wellbeing of older adults in a webinar, hosted by Columbia University's Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program.


New research conducted by CEPAR and Cbus researchers has identified that urgent short-term needs for funds are driving people’s decision to withdraw some or all of their superannuation savings under the COVID-19 Superannuation Early Release Scheme.

John Piggott CEPAR Director UNSW economist

A significant amount of Australia’s exports involve people-based exports such as tourism, education and business services – all of which have been heavily impacted by COVID-19, says UNSW Business School’s Scientia Professor of Economics John Piggott, Director of The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

Peter McDonald

Australia’s fertility rate will temporarily dip in 2021 following the COVID‑19 pandemic before rising again in the mid-2020’s and settling to a long-term average by 2030, according to CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Peter McDonald’s analysis in a new report on the projection of Australia’s future fertility rates.

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The results of a new study by CEPAR researchers Dr Lidan Zheng and Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, in collaboration with Newcastle University (UK) Professor Fiona Matthews, show how having cardiovascular conditions reduces the number of years individuals live in good cognitive health.


Recent CEPAR contributions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety from include submissions by CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Michael Sherris on the financial sustainability of aged care, and by CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik and CEPAR Director Scientia Professor John Piggott, on funding and insurance issues.