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CEPAR International Conference 2023



Population Ageing: Causes, Consequences and Responses

3-5 JULY 2023, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney/Bedegal Country, Sydney, Australia

Hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), this 3-day conference will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners to share the latest research and policy and industry perspectives on the dynamics of the ageing demographic.


The draft program (subject to minor change) is available here





The conference will include:

  • three panel sessions featuring experts drawn from academe, government, industry, the community on the following topics:
    • Ageing and gender (chaired by Professor Marian Baird AO, CEPAR, The University of Sydney)
    • Macroeconomic risk and demographic change (chaired by Professor Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR, CAMA, ANU)
    • Migration (chaired by Professor Peter McDonald, AM, CEPAR, University of Melbourne)
  • four keynote presentations from the following international experts:
    • Norma Coe, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Population Aging Research Center, University of Pennsylvania
    • Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Professor of Mathematical Economics at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology and Deputy Director of the Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences
    • Duke Han, Professor of Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychology and Gerontology, and Director of Neuropsychology, Department of Family Medicine, at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
    • Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center at Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
  • a presentation on the future of work by Professor Sharon Parker, CEPAR, Curtin University at the conference dinner on 4 July
  • a number of concurrent sessions on population ageing featuring around 60 papers from national and international presenters (the full program is available on the conference webpage).

View the PROGRAM.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Chair: Hazel Bateman,  CEPAR, UNSW Business School

Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR, UNSW Science

Marian Baird, CEPAR, The University of Sydney

Saman Khalatbari Soltani, CEPAR, The University of Sydney

Larry Weifeng Liu, CEPAR, ANU

Peter McDonald, CEPAR, The University of Melbourne

Timothy Neal, CEPAR, UNSW Business School

Sharon Parker, CEPAR, Curtin University

Michael Sherris, CEPAR, UNSW Business School

Alan Woodland, CEPAR, UNSW Business School


The submission deadline has now closed.

CEPAR invited submissions from all relevant fields, including actuarial science, demography, economics, epidemiology, finance, organisation and management, psychology, risk management, and sociology.


Submission deadline: 30 January 2023

Notification of outcome: March 2023

Registration opens: May 2023

International Conference: 3-5 July 2023

*At this stage the event is planned to take place in-person, in compliance with any pandemic-related government or university restrictions that may be in place at the time. CEPAR will monitor the developing situation and, should circumstances necessitate, the format may be converted to a mix of online and in-person or entirely online participation.


For event enquiries or to discuss your access requirements, please call +61 2 9385 7359 or email cepar@unsw.edu.au.

The CEPAR team is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9385 7359. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9385 7359. Internet relay users, visit relayservice.gov.au, then ask for 02 9385 7359. 



3 JULY 2023

John Niland Scientia Building

8:00 - 9:00am

Arrival & Registration (tea and coffee available)

The registration desk will also be open during afternoon tea breaks on Day 1 and Day 2,

to accommodate those arriving for the afternoon panel sessions.


9:00 - 9:30am

Welcome and Acknowledgment of Country

Leighton Hall

9:30 - 10:30am


The Role of Private and Public Transfers to Sustain the Generational Economy:

An Application of National Transfer Accounts (NTA) in an Ageing Europe

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz (Vienna University of Technology, Austrian Academy of Sciences)


Leighton Hall

10:30 - 11:00am

Morning Tea


11:00am - 12:30pm



Leighton Hall

Gallery 1

Gallery 2

Gonski Room


Session 1A:

Intergenerational Aspects of Ageing

Session 1B:

Pension Systems in Asia

Session 1C:

Ageing and Mental Disorders

Session 1D:

Attitudes to Older Workers

11:00 - 11:30am

Gender Differentials in the Relationship between Children's Education and Parents' Successful Aging: Evidence from India

Akif Mustafa (International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)

Shortfall Risk of Lifecycle Asset Allocation Strategy in India's National Pension System

Amlan Gosh (Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology)


Comparing Apples with Oranges: Demonstrating the Challenges of Using Symptom Screens to Accurately Estimate Population Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders in the Ageing in Rural Indonesia Study

Aliza Hunt (Australian National University, and University of Sydney)

Exploring the Role of Fact-Based Information, or Imagined Intergenerational Teamwork to Improve Attitudes to Older Workers: An Online Psychological Intervention

Natasha Ginnivan (CEPAR, Neuroscience Australia (NeuRA), School of Psychology, Ageing Futures Institute, Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW Sydney)


11:30am - 12:00pm

Change in Care Provided to Grandchildren by Older Adults in Rural China: Associations with Shifting Demographics in the 21st Century

Merril Silverstein (Syracuse University)

Informality and Pension Reform in Emerging Asia: A Life-Cycle Model Analysis for Ageing Vietnam

Huyen Hoang (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)

Childhood Adversity is Associated with Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults: A Cumulative Risk and Latent Class Analysis
James Lian (CEPAR, NeuRA, School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney, and Department of Psychology, University of California)

Determinants of Ageism Among Young Adults: A Cross-Cultural Investigation

Yvonne Leung (CEPAR, NeuRA, School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney)

12:00 - 12:30pm

Children's Education and Parents' Health Care Utilization in the Philippines

Jeofrey Abalos (National University of Singapore)


Do Workers in Indonesia Become Retirement Insurance Members? A Sociodemographic Analysis Using The 2019 Labour Force Survey

Yulinda Nurul Aini (Research Center for Population, Indonesian National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN))

Aggregate Social Factors, Genetic Predispositions, and Lifestyle with Risk of Dementia: A Long-Term Cohort Study

Shu Chen (CEPAR, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney)

Does Organisational Branding Impact Whether Mature Workers Self-Select out of the Job Application Process?

Serena Wee (CEPAR, University of Western Australia)

12:30 - 1:30pm



1:30 - 2:30pm


Financial Decision Making in Older Age

Duke Han (University of Southern California)


Leighton Hall

2:30 – 2:40

Short break

2:40 - 3:40pm



Leighton Hall

Gallery 1

Gallery 2

Gonski Room


Session 2A:

Migration and Ageing


Session 2B:

Disability and Capacity in Later Life

Session 2C:

Mortality and the Health System

Session 2D:

Caring and Work

2:40 - 3:10pm

Inequalities in Disability-Free Life Expectancy Between Migrant and Non-Migrant Populations in Australia

Mitiku Hambisa (CEPAR, NeuRA, School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney)


Inequalities in Disability-Free and Disabling Multimorbid Life Expectancy in Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States

Anastasia Lam (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews)


Gender Differences in all Causes and Cause Specific of Mortality among Older Persons in Rural Uganda: Implications for the Health Care System

Ronald Mukisa (African Research Centre 4 Ageing & Dementia and Victoria University)


Understanding the Drivers and Outcomes of Carer Recognition among Working Carers of Ageing Relatives

Myra Hamilton (CEPAR, University of Sydney)

3:10 - 3:40pm

Understanding the Role of International Migration and Changing Religious Affiliation on Aged Care: Preparing for the Future

Jeromey Temple (CEPAR, University of Melbourne, Curtin University)

70 Really is the New 60: Cohort Trends in Intrinsic Capacity in England and China

Katja Hanewald (CEPAR, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney)

Distribution of Elderly Self-Reported Health in India

Renuka Sane (CEPAR, Trustbridge, Centre for Rule of Law and the Economy)

Career Lifecycle Planning and the Impact on Employee Wellbeing and Residential Aged Care Organisations 

Jennifer Pollock (Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, University of Southern Queensland)


3:40 - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

The registration desk is open during the afternoon tea break, to accommodate those arriving for the panel session.


4:00 - 5:00pm


Migration Policy for Australia in the Context of Population Ageing

Chair: Peter McDonald (CEPAR, University of Melbourne)


·       Abul Rizvi (former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration)

·       Liz Ritchie (CEO, Regional Australia Institute)

·       Trent Wiltshire (Immigration and Housing Expert, The Grattan Institute)


Leighton Hall

5:00 - 5:30pm


Leighton Hall


Poster No.






An Evaluation of Pension Trustee Board Capabilities in Uganda

Lucy Jepchoge Rono

School of Business and Economics, Moi University


Are Older Colleagues More Trustable? The Interactive Effect of Employee Relational Age and Voice Behaviour on Coworker Trust and Task Performance

Sanjeewa Perera

University of South Australia


Forgotten in Crisis: Aged Care and COVID-19

Carolyn Morgan

University of New England


The Implicit Measure of Ageism: Eye-Tracking

Kimberly Min Xi Man

School of Psychology, University of Nottingham Malaysia


Financial Protection in Health for the Geriatric Population: Indian Context

Maya Vimal Pandey

Centre for Research Studies, Birla Institute of Management Technology


Intergenerational Caregiving in India: Evidence on its Impact and Implications for Caregivers

Sruthi Anilkumar Hemalatha

International Institute for Population Sciences



Planning for the Ageing Population: Ageing in Place in High-Rise Urban Settings

Sheik Basha

Griffith University


Social Ties and the Prevalence of Multimorbidity among the Elderly Population in Selected States of India

Sree Sanyal

Jawaharlal Nehru University


Fortune or Misfortune: Farming Population Aging and the Development of Agricultural Mechanization Services in China

Xinjie Shi

College of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University


Potential of Intergenerational Practices in Achieving Successful Ageing in Australia: A Literature Review

Yixuan Huang

Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney


Association of Perceived Social Isolation and Having Unmet Needs for Formal Home Care Among Older Australians

Yuchen Xie

CEPAR, NeuRA, School of Psychology, Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW Sydney

Further poster presentations to be confirmed.

5:30 - 6:30pm

Networking Reception




4 JULY 2023

John Niland Scientia Building

8:30 - 9:00am

Arrival & Registration (tea and coffee available)

The registration desk will also be open during the afternoon tea break, to accommodate those arriving for the afternoon panel session.


9:00 - 10:00am

Opening remarks

Leighton Hall



Is Retirement a Curse or a Blessing? Work and Retirement Pathways Matter

Mo Wang (University of Florida)


Leighton Hall

10:00 - 10:30am

Morning Tea


10:30am - 12:00pm



Leighton Hall

Gallery 1

Gallery 2

Gonski Room


Session 3A:

Long-Term Care Prevalence and Funding

Session 3B:

Age Diversity in the Workforce

Session 3C:

Drivers of Population Ageing

Session 3D:

Financial Decision Making

10:30 - 11:00am

Air Pollution and Long-Term Care Burden: Evidence from China

Cheng Wan (CEPAR, ETH Zürich)


Preventing a Knowledge Vortex from the Mature Workforce: Negative Effects of Age Discrimination on Older Employees' Knowledge Sharing

Fangfang Zhang (CEPAR, Centre for Transformative Work Design, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University)


Decomposing the Drivers of Population Ageing

Tabitha Thomas (Australian National University)

Diverse Effects of Recurrent Communication Boosts and Nudges on Retirement Savings

Victoria Hoang (CEPAR, University of Sydney)

11:00 - 11:30am

Pricing Long-Term Care Insurance for Healthy or Chronically Ill Australians

Kyu Park (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)


Organisational Meta-Strategies for an Age-Diverse Workforce: Scale Development and Test of Model

Jane Chong (CEPAR, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University)

Projections of Population with Long-Term Health Conditions at the Local Area Scale in Australia

Tom Wilson (CEPAR, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne)


Feeling Comfortable with a Mortgage: The Impact of Framing, Financial Literacy and Advice

Susan Thorp (CEPAR, University of Sydney)

11:30am – 12:00pm

Regional Variation in Lifetime Probability of Admission to Residential Aged Care in Australia

Mark Cooper-Stanbury (CEPAR, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne)


Older Workers’ Safety in the Workplace

Isabella Caddy (Safe Work Australia)

National Population Growth Rate, its Components, and Subnational Contributions

Vladimir Canudas-Romo (School of Demography, Australian National University)

Home Equity Release Strategies in a Two-Generation Model

Scott Shao (Challenger Limited, Australia)


12:00 - 1:15pm



1:15 - 2:15pm


To Have or Not to Have Long-Term Care Insurance: The Economic Evidence

Norma Coe (University of Pennsylvania)


Leighton Hall

2:15 – 2:30pm

Short break

2:30 - 3:30pm



Leighton Hall

Gallery 1

Gallery 2

Gonski Room


Session 4A:

Inequalities in Healthy Life Expectancy

Session 4B:

Time Use and Wellbeing

Session 4C:

Disability and Multimorbidity

Session 4D:

Issues in Old Age Support

2:30 - 3:00pm

A Growing Divide: Trends in Social Inequalities in Healthy Longevity in Australia, 2001-2020

Collin Payne (CEPAR, School of Demography, Australian National University, and Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies)


Socio-Economic Determinants of Time Use of Older Population in India

Harchand Ram (International Institute for Population Sciences)

Cohort Differences in Functional Limitation Trajectories after Age 50 in Indonesia: Findings from a 21-Year Longitudinal Study

Nur Cahyadri (CEPAR, Australian National University)

Fertility and Human Capital Investment in Developing Countries: The Role of Intergenerational Old-Age Support Norm

Trang Le (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)

3:00 - 3:30pm

Trends in Health Expectancy Inequality in Australia: Is Morbidity Expanding or Compressing Uniformly? Rafal Chomik (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)


Lifelong Learning and the Subjective Wellbeing of Older Adults in Singapore Zheng Fang (Singapore University of Social Sciences)

Childhood Socio-Economic and Behavioural Impacts on Multimorbidity in Older Adults in India: A Life Course Perspective Bandita Boro (Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Economics of Long-term Care Policy: Funding and Labour Force Participation

Bei Lu (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)

3:30 - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

The registration desk is open during the afternoon tea break, to accommodate those arriving for the panel session.


4:00 - 5:00pm


Macroeconomic Risk and Demographic Change

Leighton Hall


Chair: Warwick McKibbin (CEPAR, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University)


·       Ayhan Kose (Vice President, World Bank)

·       Adam Triggs (Fellow, Asian Bureau of Economic Research, Australian National University)

Further panellists to be announced.


5:30 - 8:00pm

Conference Dinner

Venue: The Lounge


Dinner speaker: Sharon Parker (CEPAR, Curtin University)

The Future of Work




5 JULY 2023

John Niland Scientia Building


8:30 - 9:00am

Arrival & Registration (tea and coffee available)



9:00 - 10:00am

Opening remarks

Leighton Hall




Feminising and Ageing Workforces: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice

Leighton Hall



Chair: Marian Baird (CEPAR, University of Sydney)


·       Virpi Timonen (Professor of Social and Health Services Research and Leadership, Professor, Social Policy, University of Helsinki)

·       Myra Hamilton (CEPAR Principal Research Fellow, Associate Professor, University of Sydney)

·       Alexandra Heron (Research Associate, University of Sydney)

Further panellists to be announced.



10:00 - 10:30am

Morning Tea



10:30am - 12:00pm




Leighton Hall

Gallery 1

Gallery 2



Session 5A:

Aspects of Disability and Intrinsic Capacity

Session 5B:

Labour Market and Ageing

Session 5C:

Support for Late in Life Decisions


10:30 - 11:00am

Modelling Multi-State Health Transitions with Hawkes Process 

Jiwon Jung (Department of Statistics, Purdue University)


Social Security and Female Labour Supply in China

Han Gao (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)

The Role of Individual and Social Factors in the Prevalence and Experiences of Making Substitute Financial Decisions for Others

Craig Sinclair (CEPAR, NeuRA, School of Psychology, Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW Sydney)



11:00 - 11:30am

Disability and Morbidity among US Birth Cohorts, 1998-2018: A Multidimensional Test of Dynamic Equilibrium Theory

Tianyu Alex Shen (CEPAR, School of Demography, Australian National University)

Daily Subtle Discrimination Experiences of Mature Workers and their Effect on Workplace Wellbeing

Irina Gioaba (Kean University)


inTouch: Reconceptualising Care for Holistic Patient Centred and Enhanced Care Co-ordination   Jasmin Ellis (Integrated and Community Health in Western Sydney Local Health District) and David Greenfield (School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney)



11:30am – 12:00pm

The Prospective Association between Intrinsic Capacity and Falls Among Older Chinese Adults

Gaoyun Sophie Yang (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)

Robust Inference for the Frisch Labour Supply Elasticity

Tim Neal (CEPAR, UNSW Sydney)

Examining Identity Concerns and the Use of Assistive Technology from the Perspective of Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Scoping Review

Yanet Morejon Hernandez (Department of Psychology, Maynooth University)



12:00 - 1:15pm



1:15 - 3:00pm




Leighton Hall

Gallery 1

Gallery 2



Session 6A:

Life Expectancy

Session 6B:

Pension Systems II

Session 6C:

Macroeconomic Aspects of Population Ageing


1:15 - 1:45pm

Education-Composition Effect on the Sex Gap in Life Expectancy: A Research Note based on Evidence from Australia

Wen Su (School of Demography, Australian National University)

The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Tax-Benefit Link of Public Pensions

Dongmin Chun (Seoul National University)

Global Macroeconomic Consequences of Antimicrobial Resistance

Roshen Fernando (CEPAR, CAMA, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University)



1:45 - 2:15pm

Gender, Education and Cohort Differences in Healthy Working Life Expectancy at Age 50 in Australia

Kim Kiely (CEPAR, NeuRA, School of Psychology, Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW Sydney)

Sustaining Algeria's PAYG Retirement System in a Population Aging Context: Could a Contribution Cap Strategy Work?

Farid Flici (Research Center in Applied Economics for Development - CREAD)


Demographic Change, National Saving and International Capital Flows

Weifeng Larry Liu (CEPAR, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University)


2:15 - 2:45pm


Pension Scheme Reform in Nigeria: An Institutional Renewal, Challenges, Prospects, and Perceptions of Stakeholders

Olusegun Oladeinde (Bells University of Technology)


The Generational Economy in Australia from the Turn of the Millennium to the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis

James Rice (CEPAR, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne)



2:45 - 3:00pm

Closing remarks

Leighton Hall




Monday, July 3, 2023 - 09:00
End date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 - 16:00
UNSW Sydney