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climate change CEPAR

Within the lifetime of Australia’s millennials, the occurrence of heatwaves will triple and they will be longer leading to increased deaths among the nation’s elderly, an Actuaries Institute Dialogue paper, co-authored by CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik and CEPAR Associate Investigator Ramona Meyricke, on the widespread impacts of climate change has found.

cognitive ageing CEPAR

New guidelines, co-authored by CEPAR Deputy Director Kaarin Anstey and CEPAR Associate Investigator Ruth Peters, have been issued for Australian GPs that could help reduce dementia rates in Australia. 

New research has identified how organisations can overcome the so-called ‘challenge’ of Australia’s ageing workforce in order to reap the benefits of an age diverse workforce.

 
CEPAR industry report

CEPAR released an industry report that investigates the impact of retirement income projections on superannuation contributions, investment choices and engagement from members.

Mature workers

CEPAR released a new fact sheet on legal protections for mature workers in Australia, outlining the national and state laws that protect mature workers from discrimination and uphold their right to seek flexible work arrangements. It also addresses the way workplace health and safety laws can be uniquely relevant to older Australians.

health data

CEPAR researchers John Piggott and John Beard have been appointed as members of the US National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) International Commission on Creating a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.

low fertility 2018

From 2006 to 2016, fertility in Australia remained constant for women with high education while it fell sharply for women with low education. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) observe this trend may reflect the increasingly regressive nature of government support for families with children.

researchers

Some of the leading names in pensions research have come together to create a new international association which aims to promote and advance high-quality social science research on pensions, ageing, and retirement.

Monetary growth

CEPAR researchers receive UNSW Business School funding to investigate how people decide whether a reverse mortgage is a good way to supplement their retirement income.