The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration between academia, government and industry, committed to delivering solutions to one of the major economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
CEPAR seeks to have a major impact on policy and business practice by providing evidence to enable individuals, business and governments to respond better to demographic change and improve wellbeing.
Mature Workers and Organisations
CEPAR’s current research program, running from 2017-2023, is organised into four closely interlinked streams which draw on the expertise of actuaries, demographers, economists, epidemiologists, psychologists and sociologists. Each project combines with others to deliver innovative and comprehensive research outputs across multiple disciplines. The four streams are:
Macro-demographic dynamics and population ageing policy
Decision making, expectations and cognitive ageing
Organisations and the mature workforce
Sustainable wellbeing in later life
Meet the Research Team
Our researchers are based at the Centre for Transformative Work Design within the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University (Perth) and the Department of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney.
“The two big questions are:
- How do we ‘keep’ mature aged workers in work?
- If mature workers stay in work, how do we maximise their productivity and their health?”
There is an urgent need for research into how to attract, retain and engage mature workers.
We want to collaborate with organisations who are keen to address the crucial challenges associated with work and ageing.
Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach, we customise the tools, techniques, and measures to best fit your organisation’s needs.
Five ways your organisation can benefit
The Mature Workers in Organisations Project
We can help your organisation identify opportunities to establish or expand your age diversity initiatives.