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Workers aged 45-54 with care responsibilities struggled during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, according to a new CEPAR report published today. The report explores the circumstances of older workers with care responsibilities and offers insights into how they balanced their family lives with paid work. 


A new research brief – financial decision making for and in old age – published CEPAR focuses on decisions related to personal retirement finances and explores how risks of poor decisions increase with age. 

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A new way to structure superannuation contributions could become standard practice in some developed countries explains CEPAR Director Scientia Professor John Piggott.

Michael Sherris

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Michael Sherris from the UNSW Business School explains why rising insurance premiums are set to join other affordability pressures for Australians.


cepar award

On 9 September, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and UNSW will be hosting a lecture from one of the 2021 Paul Bourke Award winners: Dr Timothy Neal, CEPAR Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Business School.


CEPAR researchers Dr Tom Wilson and Associate Professor Jeromey Temple have released new population projections for Australia, with a particular focus on population ageing. 


Private insurance to fund aged care services could deliver the higher quality care Australians are demanding, but there are potential drawbacks.


A new study by CEPAR Associate Investigator Professor Philip Clarke and Oxford, Melbourne and Queensland Universities researchers finds that politicians have a considerable survival advantage over general populations, based on information from 11 countries and over 57,500 politicians. 

Rafal Chomik

With the federal election in Australia only days away, debate is raging over the major parties’ housing affordability schemes and their potential impact on super savings.