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Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. unpublished 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available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

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)

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)

Ageing in the twenty-first century : a celebration and a challenge /

by Guzm n, Jos Miguel | United Nations Population Fund | Pawliczko, Ann | Beales, Sylvia | Till, Celia | Voelcker, Ina.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 184-190Summary: This report analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. It provides many inspiring examples of innovative programmes that successfully address ageing issues and the concerns of older persons. The report identifies gaps and provides recommendations for the way forward to ensure a society for all ages in which both young and old are given the opportunity to contribute to development and share in its benefits. A unique feature of the report is a focus on the voices of older persons themselves, captured through consultations with older men and women around the world. The report, which is the product of a collaboration of over twenty United Nations entities and major international organizations working in the area of population ageing, shows that important progress has been made by many countries in adopting new policies, strategies, plans and laws on ageing, but that much more needs to be done to fully implement the Madrid Plan and fulfil the potential of our ageing world.Availability: (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).

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

by Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Demographic trends and outlook for the inner urban region of Melbourne: (paper presented to: Families and children in the inner urban region of Melbourne: towards 2000). /

by Sams, Dennis.

Publisher: 1989Description: 49 p. Includes bibliography.Notes: Based on forecasts produced by Dept. of Management and Budget, July 1988 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic implications of an ageing Australia /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2005Description: xli, 428 p. + 1 computer laser optical disk : col. : 4 and 3/4 in.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2005 Includes bibliographical references. Chairman: Gary BanksAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Global population ageing : peril or promise? /

by Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland World Economic Forum 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references Includes appendices Contents: Chapter 7 : Social Capital, Lifelong Learning and Social Innovation / Simon Biggs, Laura Carstensen and Paul Hogan Chapter 9 : Organizational Adaptation and Human Resource Needs for an Ageing Population / Atsushi Seike, Simon Biggs and Leisa SargentSummary: In a world in which much change is unpredictable and immediate, global ageing - the unprecedented increase in global population over the age of 60 - is a highly foreseeable long-term trend. It is also, of all global issues, one of the most amenable to risk management in terms ofidentification, measurement and mitigation of possible consequences. Yet, ageing is widely seen as one of the most significant risks to global prosperity in the decades ahead because of its potentially profound economic, social and political implications.Availability: (1)

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).

Melbourne, let's talk about the future /

by Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development 2012Description: x, 94 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2012Summary: Great cities don't just happen. For more than 150 years Melbourne has benefitted from sound strategic planning and investment in transport, water storages, parks and social services. Melbourne has a history of designing and developing quality spaces and buildings. In 2012, the city now faces new challenges if it is to remain a great place to live, work, visit and do business. In order to meet these challenges, the Victorian Government is preparing a new Metropolitan Planning Strategy for Melbourne. The Strategy will set a vision for Melbourne to the year 2050 and, together with eight regional growth plans that will cover the balance of Victoria, a state-wide blueprint for managing growth and development. This Discussion Paper has been prepared to generate debate and discussion among Melburnians about the future of our city. As a community we need to talk together about the future.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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).

Population ageing in a nutshell : a phenomenon in four dimensions /

by Jackson, Natalie.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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