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For the 2020 World Population Day on 11 July, CEPAR is featuring a previously published fact sheet by CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik - The Constellations of Demography – offering a visual representation of what are the most staggering global demographic shifts in modern history.

John Piggott

Some states are reopening from the pandemic shutdown, and more Australians are heading back out onto the streets. But what impact is the easing of coronavirus restrictions having on health and the economy, and importantly, what are the key elements of a successful and effective post-pandemic recovery?


New research released by CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Peyman Firouzi-Naeim (UNSW Sydney) and Golnoush Rahimzadeh (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies) on the role of trade unions in response to pandemics has shown an increase in unionisation level leads to better control of the spread of COVID-19.

cepar award

Dr Cassie Curryer from the University of Newcastle has been awarded the Hal Kendig Prize for the Best CEPAR PhD Thesis in 2019, ‘Baby Boomer Women Ageing in Place: Childlessness, Social Policy and Housing in Australia’, under the supervision of CEPAR Associate Investigator Professor Julie Byles and Emeritus Professor Mel Gray.


The International Pension Research Association (IPRA) hosted its annual conference on pension challenges and opportunities on June 26, 2020.


The global economy could lose up to $US21.8 trillion dollars in 2020 alone due to COVID-19, according to new analysis from CEPAR researchers Professor Warwick McKibbin and Roshen Fernando of the Australian National University (ANU).

Katja Hanewald

CEPAR researchers Dr Sisi Yang and Dr Katja Hanewald analyse in their recent paper whether the universal health insurance system in China increases the life satisfaction of middle-aged and older Chinese people and to what extent the type of health insurance affects the life satisfaction of this group. 

health model

CEPAR researchers and collaborators have developed a simulation model that offers an important tool for the economic evaluation of treatments and interventions for type 1 diabetes.


CEPAR researchers Associate Professor Jeromey Temple and Dr Tom Wilson, in collaboration with Professors Sandra Eades and Margaret Kelaher at the University of Melbourne and Dr Andrew Taylor at the Charles Darwin University, outline in this paper a new multi-state cohort-component projection model to project the Australian population by Indigenous status.