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COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks

By |2020-11-12T15:35:14+08:00November 12th, 2020|

COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks The health impacts of COVID-19 have been modest in Australia compared to elsewhere. But as restrictions ease and the economy reopens, the risks of infection, morbidity, and job loss will require caution. Live data suggests that unemployment impacts may be considerable. Such risks [...]

Mature workers and health during COVID

By |2020-11-12T15:02:15+08:00November 12th, 2020|

We asked 1583 mature workers (45+yrs) about their COVID-19 work experiences. Our preliminary findings suggest that: Unemployed workers felt they had the greatest risk of contracting COVID-19; and Employed workers have higher self rated health than retired and unemployed workers. Conversely, better health was significantly associated with Work [...]

CEPAR Research: Australian baby boomers & intergenerational equity

By |2020-11-02T09:25:59+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Attitudes towards Australia’s baby boomers and intergenerational equity Kate O’Loughlin, Rafat Hussain, Hal Kendig (October 2020) Attitudes towards Australia’s baby boomers and intergenerational equity. The Sociological Review DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026120963367 Abstract Australia’s Intergenerational Reports (2010, 2015) make a case for restraining public expenditure on an ageing population given the sizeable post-WWII [...]

Latest CEPAR research: employment rates of older workers halts

By |2020-11-02T09:14:48+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

The Cessation of Rising Employment Rates at Older Ages in Australia, 2000-2019 McDonald P and Moyle H (2020). The Cessation of Rising Employment Rates at Older Ages in Australia, 2000-2019. Australian Population Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37970/aps.v4i1.61 Abstract Background  In the first decade of the 21st century, employment at older ages surged in Australia, benefitting the [...]

Research: age stereotypes and performance expectations

By |2020-10-29T07:19:54+08:00October 29th, 2020|

Age-based worker stereotypes and expected work performance Gretchen A. Petery, Serena Wee, Patrick D. Dunlop and Sharon K. Parker (2020). Older workers and poor performance: Examining the association of age stereotypes with expected work performance quality. International Journal of Selection and Assessment 2020; 00:1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12309 Abstract We investigated how age-based [...]

Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS)

By |2020-07-09T09:00:51+08:00December 12th, 2019|

Download the Report Maximising Potential: Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS) Authors: Daniela Andrei, Sharon Parker, Andreea Constantin, Marian Baird, Lucinda Iles, Gretchen Petery, Leah Zoszak, Alison Williams, Shannon Chen Our research finds that mature workers across Australia feel excluded in today’s workforce and [...]

Include, Individualize, and Integrate: Organizational Meta-strategies for Mature Workers

By |2020-06-03T17:17:13+08:00September 4th, 2019|

Include, Individualize, and Integrate: Organizational Meta-strategies for Mature Workers Sharon K Parker,  Daniela M Andrei Work, Aging and Retirement, waz009, https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/waz009 Published: 2 September 2019 Abstract In this commentary, we synthesize the literature on mature workers in organizations to support the development of an intervention-focused research program. We identify 3 broad approaches, or [...]

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