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Inquiry into long-term strategies to address the ageing of the Australian population over the next 40 years : Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services submission to the 2003 House of Representatives /

by Australia. Department of Family and Community Services.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2003Description: viii, 55 p.Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-55)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A resilient future for Northern Australia ? : people, economics and policy. /

by Gerritsen, Rolf.

Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. unpublished 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Crisis of cash or crisis of confidence : the costs of ageing in Australia. /

by Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Population flows : immigration aspects /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Belconnen, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 1998 -Description: PDF.Notes: 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002-03 ; 2003-04 ; 2004-05 ; 2005-06 ; 2006-07 ; 2007-08 ; 2008-09 ; 2009-10 BSL library holds a print version of "Population flows 1998" (#22512554)Availability: No items available

Overloading Australia : how governments and media dither and deny on population /

by O'Connor, Mark | Lines, William J.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Canterbury, N.S.W. Envirobook 2010Description: vi, 241 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Greenhouse gases going up. Oil and gas depleting. House prices exploding. Overloading Australia explains why -- and how to stop it. The press of numbers on this continent affects us all - those living, as well as those yet to be born.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aging : concepts and controversies /

by Moody, Harry R.

Edition: 6th ed.Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA Pine Forge Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications 2009Description: xxxi, 503 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-484) and index. Contents: Basic Concepts I. A Life Course Perspective on Aging -- Controversy 1. Does Old Age Have Meaning? -- Controversy 2. Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old? -- Controversy 3. Does Intellectual Functioning Decline With Age? -- Basic Concepts II. Aging, Health Care, and Society -- Controversy 4. Should We Ration Health Care for Older People? -- Controversy 5. Should Families Provide for Their Own? -- Controversy 6. Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices? -- Controversy 7. Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives? -- Basic Concepts III. Social and Economic Outlook for an Aging Society -- Controversy 8. Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement? -- Controversy 9. What Is the Future for Social Security? -- Controversy 10. Is Retirement Obsolete? -- Controversy 11. Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust? -- App. A. How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology -- App. B. Internet Resources on Aging.Summary: The sixth edition of this student friendly textbook provides both a thorough explanation of the issues, as well as current research and controversies, exploring health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Standard Deviation of Life-Length, Retirement Incentives, and Optimal Pension Design /

by Aronsson, Thomas | Blomquist, Soren.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo Group 2010Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper ; no. 3201.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 23-24Summary: In this paper, we consider how the retirement age as well as a tax financed pension system ought to respond to a change in the standard deviation of the length of life. In a first best framework, where a benevolent government exercises perfect control over the individuals' labor supply and retirement-decisions, the results show that a decrease in the standard deviation of life-length leads to an increase in the optimal retirement age and vice versa, if the preferences for 'the number of years spent in retirement' are characterized by constant or decreasing absolute risk aversion. A similar result follows in a second best setting, where the government raises revenue via a proportional tax (or pension fee) to finance a lump-sum benefit per year spent in retirement. We consider two versions of this model, one with a mandatory retirement age decided upon by the government and the other where the retirement age is a private decision-variable.Availability: (1)

Population growth and sustainability /

by Birrell, Bob | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper explores the role of population growth in the prospects for a sustainable economy and society in Australia. It deals separately with ecological and social issues. On the former it concludes that should Australia?s population reach the 'Big Australia' projection of 35.9 million by 2050, this will not put serious pressure on Australia's non-renewable resource stock or capacity to feed the nation. However such population growth will make the task of reducing greenhouse emissions very difficult. On the social dimension, quality of life issues (including congestion, urban redevelopment and competition for amenity) are a major factor in public concerns about sustainability. The evidence suggests that most people think population growth is a major cause of these problems. State government moves to increase urban density in order to cope with additional capital city residents are likely to exacerbate these quality of life concerns.Availability: (1)

Population and migration : understanding the numbers /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia. Productivity Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 83-92Summary: Some useful attempts have been made to make population-related statistics more accessible to the general public. The ABS and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship ? the organisations responsible for collecting the data ? produce detailed supporting publications explaining how the data are collected and what the statistics mean. Prominent demographic researchers, such as Peter McDonald, Graeme Hugo, Bob Birrell and others, have written papers examining particular aspects of population and migration statistics. The aim of this paper is to ?demystify? population-related statistics further and to promote a clearer understanding of what has been happening. The paper consolidates and interprets statistical evidence from various sources, and seeks to shed light on issues that appear to have been overlooked. It provides a basic context for, and general explanations of, the key population-related issues of fertility and mortality, overseas migration, geographical distribution and population projections.Availability: (1)

Ageing and disadvantage : current research and policy environment /

by KPMG.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG and the Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 48 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 45Summary: The changing age profile of Australia is caused by both a decrease in fertility and an increase in life expectancy. Life expectancy for a man aged 65 in 1964 was 77, by 2004 life expectancy had increased to 83 years. For women, average life expectancy at 65 has increased from 81 to 86 years. Increased life expectancy means that people retiring now and in the future will have a longer and more active period of retirement than previous generations. Policy for the future is generally made by looking at the past, but it is now clear that the priorities and needs of the future population will be different from the past, and research is needed to understand the requirements for future policy. The life history, expectations and needs of older people into the future may not be the same as the current generations of older people.Availability: (1)

The outlook for net overseas migration /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 appendices : pp. 15-17Summary: The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (The Department) is working to implement a Long-Term Migration Planning Framework which looks at both temporary and permanent migration flows over a multi-year period. As part of this, the department is forecasting net overseas migration (NOM) by flows and visa components and updating these forecasts on a quarterly basis. The NOM forecasting framework combines the latest data on visa grants with past behaviour of migrants across different visa groups to enter the population. It takes into account the impact of existing policy decisions as well as the official economic outlook, including changes announced in the 2011-12 Budget. ; There is a good reason for doing NOM forecasts based on the detailed and current departments internal data. Official NOM figures are released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) with a lag of more than six months. The most recent (preliminary) figures released by the ABS are for the year-ending September 2010. On the other hand, the departments quarterly report provides estimates for the most recent quarter and the outlook over five years. In future, the department will look to expand its forecasting capacity to analyse NOM flows at the state, territory and regional levels.Availability: (1)

A road map for European ageing research /

by Futurage Project.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. University of Sheffield 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Appendices pp. 89-106 Bibliography pp. 107-109 Index pp. 112-116Summary: This document contains the research agenda that will enable Europe to respond successfully to the unprecedented demographic challenges it faces. Its twin starting points are the high priority allocated to population ageing, by Member States and the European Union as a whole, and the fundamental importance of scientific research as the driver of innovations in public policy, in a wide range of clinical and other professional practices, and in the development of products and services. The combination of science and innovation will be the cornerstone of Europe's future success, both in terms of economic growth and the promotion of social quality for all citizens, and that equation lies at the heart of this Road Map.Availability: (1)

The Global Aging Preparedness Index /

by Jackson, Richard | Centre for Strategic and International Studies | Howe, Neil | Nakashima, Keisuke.

Publisher: Washington, DC Centre for Strategic and International Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendices : p. 53-64Summary: Global aging promises to affect everything from business psychology and worker productivity to rates of savings and investment, long-term returns to capital, and the direction of global capital flows. Perhaps most fatefully, it could throw into question the ability of many societies to provide a decent standard of living for the old without placing a crushing burden on the young. The purpose of the Global Aging Preparedness Index (or GAP Index) is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the progress that countries are making in preparing for global aging, and particularly the "old-age dependency" dimension of the challenge. The GAP Index covers twenty countries, including most major developed countries and a selection of economically important emerging markets for which adequate data were available. Its projection horizon extends through the year 2040 in order to capture the full impact of the demographic transformation now sweeping the world.Availability: (1)

Population distribution, migration and climate change in Australia : an exploration /

by Hugo, Graeme | National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

Publisher: Southport, Qld. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Revised: March 2012 Includes bibliographical references p. 84-93Summary: This paper was motivated by the Australian Federal Government climate change adaptation initiatives. The purpose of this paper is to relate anticipated spatial variations in climate change impacts to the distribution of the Australian population and examine the implications for future patterns of population distribution and internal migration.Availability: (1)

Forecasting the characteristics of consumers in 2010 . /

by Harding, Ann | Robinson, Martin.

Publisher: 1999Description: v, 33p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The policy-maker's guide to population ageing : key concepts and issues. /

by Jackson, Natalie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2001Description: vii, 57 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-57)Availability: (1)

Population ageing and Australia's future / editors: Hal Kendig, Peter McDonald, John Piggott.

by Kendig, Hal, (ed.) | McDonald, Peter F. (ed.) (Peter Francis) | Piggott, John, (ed.).

Publisher: Acton, A.C.T. ANU Press, 2016Description: xix,317 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Increasing longevity is an historic triumph and population ageing is emerging as one of the major global issues of the 21st century. Australia’s future will be deeply affected by the ageing of the baby boom cohort, with large numbers expected to reach advanced ages during a time of economic uncertainty, pressures on health budgets, and the likely need for ongoing fiscal restraint. A new policy era is emerging, illustrated by the redesign of superannuation over the last 20 years, ongoing debate about retirement incomes policy, the establishment of a Commissioner on Age Discrimination and the ‘rights’ approach, and consumer-led directions in the Living Longer Living Better reforms of aged care. The government’s 2015 Intergenerational Report is the latest in a series of Intergenerational Reports (IGR) that serve as barometers of the sustainability of national government spending programs and raise wider questions about public policy priorities (Commonwealth of Australia 2015). These initiatives are bringing additional evidence and critical arguments to the public debates, extending consideration of ageing well beyond health and welfare concerns to a consideration of its pervasive influences on national priorities including productivity, incomes, taxation, federal relations, and population policy.Availability: (1)

Population growth and mobility in Australia : implications for housing and urban development policies / Amity James, Steven Rowley, Amanda Davies et al. (AHURI)

by James, Amity | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Rowley, Steven | Davies, Amanda et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2021Description: v, 75 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Report | Website Summary: This research tracks Australia’s population growth over the period 2006–16 to examine how actual growth differed from projected growth. It also examined key drivers of population mobility in Australia to inform future urban development policy responses to demands on infrastructure and housing. The study finds that macro-scale population projections over the long term largely align with overall population changes. The bulk of Australia’s population growth has been concentrated in major cities, where projections were exceeded on the outer edges and inner city areas. Regional Australia has shared overall population growth, with only a few areas recording absolute population decline. The research also examines the drivers of population mobility finding nearly 40 per cent of moves within urban areas are driven by the desire to get one’s own place or move into a larger place and only 8 per cent downsizing into a smaller dwelling. Urban to regional moves are driven more by lifestyle considerations such as starting a new job or needing to be closer to a place of study. [Website].Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding what attracts new residents to smaller cities / Akshay Vij, Ali Ardeshiri, Tiebei Li et al. (AHURI)

by Vij, Akshay | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Ardeshiri, Ali | Li, Tiebei et al.

Publisher: Melbourne : Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 2022Description: v, 66 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: This research examines key drivers of migration flows and settlement patterns across Australia and identifies key barriers to and opportunities for greater population decentralisation. This study uses data visualisation techniques to develop a high-level visual understanding of how migration flows have varied historically across different sub-populations, undertakes a macroeconomic analysis of migration patterns as a function of their local economy, infrastructure and natural environment, and develops a microeconomic model of individual preferences for settlement in different urban and regional centres. Migration and settlement patterns in Australia are driven by a combination of factors relating to population size, location, economy, amenities and the environment. In general, roughly three-quarters of those surveyed by the study are willing to move to a mid-sized city under the right circumstances. On average, respondents perceive mid-sized cities to offer significantly better quality of life, and large cities to offer better access to employment and education opportunities, and urban amenities. In the next 50 years, Australia’s population is predicted to double. Much of this growth is expected to be concentrated in major metropolitan centres that are already struggling to provide the requisite infrastructure needed to support their populations. More dispersed population growth strategies could help alleviate some of these urban pressures. However, for these strategies to succeed, the recent decline in regional populations needs to be reversed. In addition, new residents need to be persuaded to move to regional centres. [website] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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