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Submission to caring for older Australians : Productivity Commission /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Other title: BSL submission to caring for older Australians.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Living longer. Living better (DH&A)Summary: At a time when the rights of older people in Australia are often undermined by social stereotypes that equate ageing with deficit and by well-intentioned social and care services that, in a risk-averse environment, often curtail independence and choice, a stepping off point for this submission is a vision of aged care as an investment in which Government sees its role as investing in those capabilities that older Australians need to develop or maintain for full inclusion in Australian society. As our population ages, Australia faces increased aged care costs. We need to learn from the experience of other developed countries in designing policy to address this issue. The foundation of aged care policy needs to shift from addressing ageing as a deficit and focus instead on people?s capabilities. This will effectively shift the ground from a dependency model to a model where older people as adults exercise their full complement of choices and rights.Availability: (1)

Submission to Community Affairs Legislation Committee regarding the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: 3 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Submission to the inquiry into residential and community aged care in Australia /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Superannuation 2009-2010 /

by Nielson, Leslie | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliament of Australia. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Talking Mats help involve people with dementia and their carers in decision making /

by Murphy, Joan | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Oliver, Tracey M | Cox, Sylvia.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Summary and Full report Bibliography : p. 44-45Summary: This study has shown that Talking Mats , a low-tech communication tool, can help people with dementia and their family carers feel more involved in making decisions about managing their everyday life.Availability: (1)

Technical and vocational education and training in an ageing society : experts meeting proceedings. /

by Karmel, Tom (ed.) | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Maclean, Rupert (ed.).

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: PDF.Other title: Part I: Technical and Vocational Education and Training in an.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Telling the story of Hartfields : a new retirement village for the twenty-first century /

by Croucher, Karen | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Bevan, Mark.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 34-35Summary: This report considers key decisions and challenges faced by organisations when developing large, complex, mixed tenure extra care retirement villages for older people. In the past few decades there has been growing interest and investment, by both the public and private sectors, in extra care housing schemes for older people. These retirement villages, one of a number of extra care housing models, allow residents to live independently and access care when needed.Availability: (1)

The ageing experience of Australians from migrant backgrounds /

by National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Braddon, A.C.T. National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography p. 29Summary: The study aims to improve knowledge and understanding of the ageing experiences of older adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD). It does this by analysing data from the 2006 Population Census on their living arrangements and social and economic well-being. The research examines these issues mainly by the older adults' country of birth with the focus on the 25 largest birthplace groups of a CALD background.Availability: (1)

The Brotherhood's social barometer : living the second fifty years

by Kimberley, Helen | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Simons, Bonnie.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009 Summary: The fourth Social Barometer examines the extent of disadvantage among older Australians through indicators of people's capabilities covering eight key dimensions of life, including employment, income, health, housing, safety and social participation. The barometer concentrates on national data, and draws attention to the different experiences of retirement and ageing and the different phases of the life course which require distinctive policy responses.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The capacity of state agencies to use the developmental approach: a case study of its use in a regional office of the the Victorian Community Welfare Services department. /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Third seminar paper presented to Seminar-workshop, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 21-22 May, 1981 1981Description: 13p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The changing role of grandparents /

by Ochiltree, Gay | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Family elationships Clearinghouse.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse. Briefing ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Dementia Research Mapping Project : the 2010 update : report for the Department of Health and Ageing /

by Seeher, Katrin | Australia. Department of Health and Ageing | Withall, Adrienne | Brodaty, Henry.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Health and Ageing 2011Description: 313 p.: ill. col., diag., tables.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliography referencesSummary: The Dementia Research Map provides an updated overview of important advances and persisting challenges in the field of dementia research. In many parts of the world there is little information about the prevalence of the disease and while our understanding of the underlying pathology of dementia has progressed, our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the disease remains incomplete. A definitive diagnostic tool does not currently exist and hence diagnosis at an early stage of the disease is problematic and importantly, the currently available treatments are limited in their effectiveness. Understanding the experience and needs of people with dementia and their carers is still at a very early stage and further research that utilises qualitative as well and quantitative methods is warranted. Over the past years, important gaps have been identified and addressed, but many gaps remain.Dementia research is still a relatively young discipline compared to research into other areas such cardiovascular diseases or cancer which is at least a generation ahead.Availability: (1)

The economic analysis of population aging : implications for policy making /

by Herrmann, Micheal | World demographic and ageing forum.

Publisher: St Gallen, Switzerland World Demographic and Ageing Forum 2011Description: PDF.Other title: The WDA-HSG Series on Demographic Issues. Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 41-44Summary: Population aging worries many. Will population aging negatively affect economic output and lead to deflation? Can countries afford to cater for older populations? Can they prevent old-age poverty? Can they pay adequate pensions? Can they address the challenge of population aging by postponing the retirement age? Should they seek to counteract population aging through accelerated immigration and/ or should they focus on maintaining fertility rates above replacement levels? Although some answers to these questions are context-specific, this paper argues that the threat of population aging is overstated. It is hyped by media and too often based on partial analysis. A macroeconomic analysis provides a more adequate and less threatening picture of population aging than the microeconomic analysis that underlies most studies on this subject matter. The developed economies that already have a large share of older persons are well positioned to shoulder the economic implications of further population aging, and rapidly developing economies, which see an accelerated rate of population aging, are too. Many countries have the economic conditions to address population aging, but many lack the necessary resolve to implement the required policies. Popular policy responses to population aging are building up to a major wave of income redistribution, following the globalization of finance and the current responses to the global economic crisis.Availability: (1)

The elephant in the room : age discrimination in employment /

by National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Braddon, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: There is no doubt that older workers make a massive contribution to Australia's economy. An earlier report released by the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, Still Putting In, showed that older workers contributed Availability: (1)

The fountain of age /

by Friedan, Betty.

Publisher: New York, NY Simon & Schuster 2006Description: 671 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Processing to be completed upon return.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The future of retirement and the pension system : how the public's expectations vary over time and across socio-economic groups /

by Bissonnette, Luc | Institute for the Study of Labor | Soest Van, Arthur.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 29-30Summary: We analyze expectations of the Dutch population of ages 25 and older concerning the future generosity state and occupational pensions, the two main pillars of the Dutch pension system. Since the summer of 2006, monthly survey data were collected on the expectations of Dutch households concerning purchasing power of occupational pensions, eligibility and purchasing power of old age social security benefits, and the average retirement age ten or twenty years from now. We investigate how these expectations have changed over time and how they vary with socio-economic characteristics. Exploiting the fact that we have data until September 2010, we also analyze the effect of the recent financial and economic crisis. We find significant differences in expectations of different socio-economic groups, mainly suggesting that groups who are probably better informed were also more pessimistic.Availability: (1)

The geography of advantage and disadvantage for older Australian : insights from spatial microsimulation /

by McNamara, Justine et al.

Publisher: Sussex, U.K. University of Sussex 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation to the British Society for Population Studies ConferenceAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

The guaranteed minimum income experience. /

by Benn, Concetta | Liffman, Michael | Salmon, Jan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. ABC 1974Description: 7p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Transcript of interview on ABC 'New Society' programme, broadcast 5 February 1974 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The impact of one innovation on Brotherhood welfare programs /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Address to seminar: the role of innovation in social policy development 18 May, 1979 1979Description: 5p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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