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Considering 'elder abuse' and sexual assault

How does the violence experienced by older people intersect with gender? As many researchers have noted, it is important to understand how violence against older women, in particular sexual assault, is connected to gendered violence experienced over the lifespan. For many women, the dynamics of...
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The changing role of grandparents

Grandparents have always played an important role in family life, but over the last twenty years, many have had increased responsibility for their grandchildren due to changes and issues in families and society. The first major change is the provision of child care. Grandparents, mostly...
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Economics of the Ageing: Generational Accounting and Regional Public Goods in Australia

The ageing of Australia raises many pressing questions for policy makers, not least is the formulation of economic policy that tackles difficult problems of equity and efficiency. Fortunately an embryonic Australian literature already exists that provides a solid basis for rational policy formulation, including the...
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Love actually! Older adults and their romantic internet relationships

This research was inspired by two stereotypes: first, that older adults don’t do computers – and certainly not the Internet and, secondly, that older adults don’t do sex – they are asexual. The results clearly show these stereotypes to be flawed. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were...
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Ageism: designed and planned for older Australians?

This study draws attention to ageist stereotypes and assumptions of older people held by professionals involved in the policy, design and planning of the built environment, in particular residential complexes. Data was collected as part of a larger study concerned with the growth in specialised...
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Health in rural and remote areas of Australia: summary report prepared for the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

This is a summary of an Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health technical report. In terms of physical health and quality of life, the project finds surprisingly few differences between women living in different parts of Australia, though there are some risk factors for the...
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When I'm 64: the public library after the retirement of the baby boomers

Across the world, governments are aware that the retirement of the baby boomers will have a big impact on developed societies. This large group of the population is better educated, more technologically literate and generally wealthier than any previous generation. They are also renowned for...
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E-learning for the mature aged worker

This study was undertaken by Global Learning Services for the 2007 Research and Policy Advice Project of the national training system's e-learning strategy, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework). It aimed to provide a portrait of the current situation in Australia in the role and...
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2007 E-learning Benchmarking Project: E-learning for mature aged learners

This project has undertaken a targeted analysis of the responses of mature aged learners to the 2007 E-learning Benchmarking Survey of VET students. Research reveals that e-learning is enhancing the information and communication technology (ICT) skills of mature aged learners, which they are then using...
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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...