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Over 50s: still not confident about their retirement income

A recent survey of approximately 3,000 Australians over the age of 50 conducted by National Seniors Australia asked about their current and expected financial situations, planning behaviours and strategies for managing financial ...
Sep 2016
National Seniors Australia
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4th Seniors Sentiment Index

The Seniors Sentiment Index is a summary measure of how older Australians (5o years and over) view different aspects of their lives. The Index is calculated based on self-assessments of financial, health and social wellbeing and is complemented...
Sep 2016
National Seniors Australia
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Don't go it alone: Life satisfaction among older Australians

The Australian population is ageing. Responding to this demographic change is critical to both capitalise on the opportunities and meet the challenges population ageing presents. Successful ageing represents principles adopted by different actors to...
Aug 2016
Productive Ageing Centre
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The mundanities of life: Older consumers' views from the National Seniors Social Survey

Our nation is getting older. In 2015 there were over 7.8 million over 50s in Australia, constituting 33% of the population. By 2033 there will be 11.3 million, an increase of 46%. Older Australians are an increasingly financially powerful...
Jul 2016
Productive Ageing Centre
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Living longer, learning longer: Experiences, perceptions and intentions regarding learning, education and training among older Australians

Increased life expectancy combined with recent changes to government policy (e.g. eligibility for the Age Pension increasing to age 67 by 2023) will require many people to work past the traditional retirement age of 65 to financially support...
May 2016
Productive Ageing Centre
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Change is inevitable, so plan for it

Change is inevitable, so plan for it. A survey of career planning among mature age Australians. Supporting mature age labour force participation is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons, some of which include increasing longevity...
Feb 2016
Productive Ageing Centre
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Seniors downsizing on their own terms

Seniors downsizing on their own terms: Overcoming planning, legal and policy impediments to the creation of alternative retirement communities This research considers the reasons older people who may want to downsize do not do so, and considers the...
Nov 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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Grandparent childcare and labour market participation in Australia

This study explores the intersection between grandparents’ childcare provision and their labour market and retirement decisions. In the context of an ageing population and the associated challenges this will pose, there is growing policy...
Sep 2015
Productive Ageing Centre
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Outlook for Australian seniors’ retirement plans? Mostly sunny, with possible late rain

The National Seniors Social Survey conducted between 2012 and 2014 surveyed its members on their views about the financial aspects of their retirement. This report highlighted some of those previous findings, and included the results of the survey...
Aug 2015
National Seniors Australia
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3rd Seniors Sentiment Index

National Seniors Australia, again in partnership with Challenger, is pleased to release the findings from the 3rd Seniors Sentiment Index. The latest release of the Index allows us to track changes in the wellbeing of Australia’s seniors in the...
Aug 2015
National Seniors Australia
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