Person

Neil Barr

Journal article

Healthy ageing: farming into the twilight

Policy directives in agriculture have long been concerned with encouraging low producing farmers to retire - with limited success. From a healthy ageing perspective, the choice to remain on the farm into advancing years could appear a desirable policy outcome. Yet as farmers age, many...
Report

Australia's farmers: past, present and future

An examination of the trends in the demographic structure of the Australian farmer population between 1976 and 2001 highlights a number of changes in recent years. The long term decline in farmer numbers which was evident through much of the 20th century has slowed and...