August 2014 www.cepar.edu.au

Centre Director's Message


The start of this week saw a team of CEPAR researchers visiting the Department of Social Security for a small workshop of about 30 people at which both CEPAR and DSS presented research. It was an extremely valuable day, with two sets of presentations, one featuring Aged Care research, the other Retirement Incomes. We all learnt a lot, and came away with an enriched appreciation of the most pressing issues confronting DSS. 

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Director's Spotlight: Forum on health and well-being of older Australians.

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Kaarin Anstey chaired Living to get the Age Pension and enjoy life in retirement: Prospects and policy options, a forum organised by the ACT Australian Association of Gerontology on August 27. Associate Investigators Dr Peter Butterworth, Dr Peter Whiteford  and Dr Kim Kiely also contributed to discussion of factors affecting the health and well-being of older Australians now and in the future, and of policy options to address inequalities in retirement stemming from inequalities earlier in life, particularly those associated with workforce participation and disability.

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CEPAR funded to research best practice in retirement income models

A grant of almost $500,000 over four years from the ARC’s Linkage Projects Scheme, plus $300,000 in partner funding,  will support a CEPAR collaboration with the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar) to investigate retirement income design.
The project will bring together a coalition of world-class researchers and leading industry experts to examine Australia and the Netherlands, countries with established and high quality mandatory pre-funded systems and models.

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CEPAR Opinion

'Murray Inquiry: The case strengthens for annuity products'

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Upcoming Visitors

Associate Investigator Professor Monika Bütler will re-visit Sydney from 23 September – 29 October 2014. Currently Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of St Gallen, her research interests are macroeconomics, public finance, and political economics.

Prof Bütler will present a seminar on means-tested benefits and the demand for annuities at UNSW on 2 October 2014.

If you would like to make an appointment to meet with her, please contact Alexi Phelps on 02 9931 9202


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Researcher profile

Meet Dr Joanna Brooks, a Research Fellow at the ANU node. Her research interests include the socio-economic impact of healthy ageing and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

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Listen to Joanna's interview on ABC Radio National 

Read news articles featuring Joanna in Science World Report and Bioscience Technology
 

Featured research

Health, lifestyle, and gender influences on aging well: an Australian longitudinal analysis to guide health promotion, by Hal Kendig, Colette Browning, Shane Thomas and Yvonne Wells.

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Events 2014

ASSA Symposium: Population Ageing and Australia's Future
11 November 2014
Acton, ACT
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CEPAR & CESifo Workshops: Pension, Taxation, Population Ageing and Globalisation
17-18 November 2014
Sydney
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Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference
24-25 November 2014
Flinders University 
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