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Determining priorities for research in ageing : a community survey. /

by Byles, Julie | Parkinson, Lynne | Nair, Balakrishnan (Kichu).

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

The hopes and fears of older Australians ; for self, family, and society. /

by Quine, Susan | Morrell, Stephen | Kendig, Hal.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Senior men's learning and wellbeing : through community participation in Australia : report to the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre /

by Golding, Barry | Foley, Annette | Brown, Mike | Harvey, Jack.

Publisher: Ballarat, Vic. University of Ballarat. School of Education. Researching Adult and Vocational Education (RAVE) 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Our main purpose was to analyze the nature and benefits of learning related to the wellbeing of the men, their families and communities. The overall aim was to find out what is attractive, common and different about group settings that work for men, including but not restricted to men not in paid work, to identify better ways to engage and benefit men in learning through active community involvement beyond the workplace.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

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)

Valuing and keeping older workers : a case study of what workers think about ageing, retirement and age-friendly workplace strategies /

by National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Braddon, ACT National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2010Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Includes bibliographical references This report summarises research conducted by Dr Tui McKeown and Mr Michael Elbaz from the Department of Management at Monash University.Summary: The Australian Government used the Intergenerational Report to announce the 'Productive Ageing Package' of measures designed 'to retain the expertise of older Australians in the workforce and transfer it to younger Australians'. But how much do we really know about how amenable older workers would be to employer strategies and public policies designed to encourage them to remain on the job. By using a case study of a Melbourne company with a workforce of more than 1,000 people, this project set out to explore whether there were any differences between younger and older employees in their views of ageing, retirement and attitudes towards initiatives established by organisations to retain them. This report highlights significant differences in the views and actions of older workers and younger workers and reveals some of the inherent tensions produced by human resource initiatives which differentiate and focus on specific worker cohorts.Availability: (1)

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