Ageing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Aging
Gerontology
NARROWER TERMS


Strategy

Better later life: action plan 2021 to 2024

This document is the New Zealand Government’s strategy for making the future better for older New Zealanders. It summarises the actions that central government agencies will deliver to support Better Later Life in the period 2021 to 2024.
Report

What's age got to do with it?

This report identifies stereotypes, attitudes and beliefs about age that prevail in Australia, and captures some of the ways in which people in Australia understand and experience their impacts.
Policy

Northern Territory seniors policy 2021-2026

This policy document outlines a five-year plan to be implemented as a whole-of-government approach to address the needs and aspirations of the seniors population in the Northern Territory, and plan for emerging generations of seniors.
Report

Global report on ageism

This report outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism including specific recommendations for different actors. It brings together the best available evidence on the nature and magnitude of ageism, its determinants and its impact. The report also outlines what strategies work to prevent and...
Working paper

Does retirement lead to life satisfaction? Causal evidence from Fixed Effect Instrumental Variable models

This paper presents robust evidence that retirement causally improves overall life satisfaction which is subsequently explained by improvements in satisfaction with one’s financial situation, free time, health, and participation in local community activities.
Working paper

Risk-sensitive preferences and age-dependent risk aversion

People in different age groups have shown to differ in their degrees of risk aversion. This study investigates the macroeconomic implications of population aging when households are assumed to be increasingly risk-averse in future utility when they age.
Report

Ethical care: a bold reform agenda for adult social care

For two decades, politicians have promised a long-term funding settlement for social care but have failed to deliver. As a result, the policy conversation has been unable to move beyond the need for more funding. This report identifies the three main drivers of quality in...
Policy report

Relieving the burden of navigating health and social services for older adults and caregivers

Canada needs a dedicated strategy to reduce the burden of navigating health and social services for older Canadians and their caregivers. Currently, the onus is on patients and their families to navigate unintegrated and uncoordinated care systems. This poses challenges for equitable access to vital...
Strategy

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

The areas of focus in this strategy reflect what many people said were important for a better later life – having an adequate income and a place to live, feeling socially connected, being able to get around in their community and having access to affordable...
Strategy

Ageing with choice: future directions for seniors housing 2019-2024

This strategy document outlines a five-year plan to support older Western Australians, particularly those on low to moderate incomes, to access affordable, manageable and stable homes so they can age well in their community of choice.
Report

Elder abuse national research - strengthening the evidence base: research definition background paper

This background paper sets out the approach to the development of a working definition of abuse of older people. The working definition is intended to be applied in the Elder Abuse National Research Program and, in particular, to inform the development of data collection instruments...
Guide

Multigenerational workforces: a guide to the rights of older workers under the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)

This guide is issued under section 53(1)(f) of the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) (the Act). It is designed to provide employers and other work providers with information about the operation of the Act and provide practical guidance about promoting the inclusion of older workers...
Transcript

Speech: the economic impacts of ageism

This speech was delivered by Per Capita Executive Director, Emma Dawson, to the COTA Australia National Policy Forum, hosted by the National Press Club on 13 June 2019.
Report

Respite in New Zealand: we must do better

This report documents the significant problems facing the respite care system in New Zealand, many parts of which are broken and need fixing.
Report

Social care: free at the point of need

Adult social care is one the most important public services in the UK. For hundreds of thousands of people it provides vital care and support. This paper looks to set out what a bold and comprehensive reform package would look like – building on the...
Guide

Your rights at retirement: a guide to making decisions and navigating your entitlements in later life

This resource has been prepared to help older Australians navigate the different phases of ageing. It can be used as a reference guide to check on a particular topic, or it can be read chapter by chapter to get a snapshot of the services and...
Report

HIV and Ageing Forum: community engagement and consultation report

In 2019, Positive Life NSW consulted with all people living with HIV in NSW, their partners, friends and family affected by HIV on the multiple issues and impacts of HIV and ageing. This report summaries the findings from the consultations.
Report

This is our story: a qualitative research report on living with dementia

This report has been prepared to tell the story of the diverse lives and experience of forty-nine New Zealanders living with dementia. Issues addressed include diagnosis, valuing independence, the availability or otherwise of assistance, and the role of care partners.
Report

Australia's ageing population: understanding the fiscal impacts over the next decade

This report builds on the 2015 Intergenerational Report by providing a detailed analysis of the impacts of an ageing population on revenue and spending over the next decade.
Working paper

Flexible long-term care insurance: an experimental study of demand

This paper examines stated preferences for long-term care insurance that pays extra income instead of reimbursing care costs. The results show that long-term care income insurance is likely to provide two important benefits to aging societies.