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Older Australians : working for the future. / Veronica Sheen

by Sheen, Veronica | Council on the Ageing (Australia).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Council on the Ageing (Australia) 1999Description: 42 p.Notes: November 1999 "1999 International Year of the Older Persons"Summary: Four focus groups involving mature age people were held during 1999 to provide information for the first national congress held in Adelaide on 7-9 November 1999Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Response to Grey areas: age barriers to work in Commonwealth laws : discussion paper

by Kimberley, Helen | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence Nov, 2012Description: 18 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Paid work beyond pension age : comparative perspectives / [edited by] Simone Scherger, University of Bremen, Germany.

by Scherger, Simone.

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: pages cm.Summary: In many countries, the number of people working beyond pension age is increasing. This volume investigates the shifting relationship between work and retirement which challenges the traditional notion of work-free retirement. In the first part of the book, country studies discuss the individual drivers and institutional circumstances of work beyond retirement in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, China and Russia. The contributions in the second part look at the contexts of longer working lives, focusing on company policies, pension systems and similar welfare regulations, including their cultural dimension. Finally, the chapters in the third part discuss the consequences of the changing balance between work and retirement for individual wellbeing, the meaning of old age and social inequalitiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Too Old to Work, Too Young to Retire : A Summary of the ARC Linkage Research Project: Understanding and Addressing Workforce Vulnerabilities in Midlife and Beyond 2012-2015.

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | McGann, Michael | Bowman, Dina | Kimberley, Helen | Biggs, Simon.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2015Description: 6 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Prepared November 2015 by Michael McGann, Dina Bowman, Helen Kimberley and Simon Biggs.Annotation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Access all ages - older workers and Commonwealth laws : final report.

by Australian Law Reform Commission.

Publisher: Sydney : Australian Law Reform Commission, 2013Description: 236 p.Online Access: Final report | Summary report Notes: March 2013. ; Access all ages - older workers and Commonwealth laws : summary report ; 22 pp. ; ALRC Summary Report 120Summary: "Access All Ages - Older Workers and Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 120) was tabled on 30 May 2013. The ALRC 'Age Barriers to Work' inquiry arose out of concerns about the implications of an ageing population and the recognition that expanding the workforce participation of older Australians may go some way to meeting such concerns. The ALRC was asked to identify what, if any, changes could be made to relevant Commonwealth legislation and legal frameworks to remove barriers. In this Final Report, the ALRC makes 36 targeted recommendations that capture some of the momentum for reform, complementing other work in the broader area of policy development affecting mature age people. The ALRC also gives voice to wider concerns where those have been highlighted throughout the Inquiry. A smaller Summary Report is available"--Website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Disengagement of mature age people from the labour force : reasons, financial outcomes and access to training / authors of this report are Dr Tim Adair and Emma Lourey.

by Adair, Tim | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre | Lourey, Emma.

Publisher: Melbourne VIC National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, 2014Description: vi, 23 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "July 2014"Summary: To address the economic challenges of the ageing population, recent Federal Governments in Australia have sought to promote increased participation of mature age people in the labour force. Policy interventions to promote longer working lives have included incentives for superannuation and incentives for employers to hire older workers. Other policy interventions include increasing the eligibility for the Age Pension, from 65 to 67 years in 2023, with a proposed further increase announced in the 2014–15 Federal Budget pushing the eligibility age to 70 by 2035. It is timely to conduct an analysis to understand more about mature age Australians who are not employed. This analysis seeks to answer the following research questions: • What are the main reasons for mature age people ceasing employment, and which socio-economic groups of the population are most at risk of involuntarily ceasing employment? • What are the financial outcomes of mature age people who leave the workforce before the age of 65, and what types of Government payments do they receive? • What is the demand for and access to training among mature age people, in particular groups most at risk of early disengagement from the workforce? Availability: (1)

Peak : reinventing middle age / Patricia & Don Edgar.

by Edgar, Patricia | Edgar, Don.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria The Text Publishing Company, 2017Description: 274 p.Other title: Reinventing middle age..Summary: Society is changing faster than policies and attitudes are keeping up with. People are living longer, retiring from work later, and remaining active and valuable contributors to the community well into and beyond their 50s and 60s. Peak- Reinventing Middle Age focuses on Australians in the 50-75 age bracket- their contributions to society and their needs and expectations for their own lives.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Tapping into Australia's ageing workforce : insights from recent research / Rafal Chomik ; Fatima Jamal Khan (ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research CEPAR)

by Chomik, Rafal | ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) | Khan Jamal, Fatima.

Publisher: Sydney, NSW : ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), 2021Description: 54 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Older Australians are a critical part of the workforce and economy. The share of workers aged 55+ has more than doubled from 9% in 1991, to 19% in 2021, led by women re-entering work in mid-life and delaying retirement. The ageing of the workforce is expected to continue, but at a slower rate. In fact, without further interventions, workforce ageing will be slower than that of the overall population. This is partly because the large cohort of Baby Boomers will retire and partly because increases in the labour force participation of older workers is decelerating. More ambitious mature-age participation rate targets are possible, could largely offset declines in labour supply, and could be expected to yield economic gains. Older Australians are ready. Defined here as those age 55-64 or 55+, older Australians today are healthier and more educated than ever and willing to work. This vast resource of potential workers needs to be well deployed. Compared to leading countries, the Australian labour market scores poorly on mature worker outcomes. Employers need better strategies to seize the opportunities that an older workforce presents and turn it to their competitive advantage. Failing to adapt would be costly to individuals, firms, and society. Governments can help with a more strategic approach, continuing to support health, mainstream lifelong learning, and address shortcomings related to regulation, incentives, and labour market programs. Past reports have examined the topic (e.g., the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Productivity Commission, and Treasury). So, the purpose of this research brief is to take stock of the latest trends and present the newest research insights, particularly from CEPAR researchers, of whom over 30 are featured throughout the brief. The research brief also builds on a series of other CEPAR briefs and industry reports (e.g., Mature-age Labour Force Participation: Trends, Barriers, Incentives, and Future Potential in 2012; Retirement Income in Australia in 2018; Maximising Potential: Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey in 2019). [Introduction] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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