CEPAR Latest Publications
These CEPAR publications highlight some key issues which impact on Organisations and Mature Workers.
Research shows older carers struggled to balance work and care during COVID
Workers aged 45-54 with care responsibilities struggled during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, according to a new report published by the ARC Centre of Excellence [...]
COVID-19 and mature workers
Dr Daniela Andrei Dr Jane Chong Senior Research Fellow Daniela Andrei and Research Fellow Jane Chong presented research on COVID-19 and Mature Workers at the Mature [...]
Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce: Insights from recent research
Download A new research brief released by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) presents the newest research insights and trends about Australia's ageing workforce. Older [...]
An Employer Lens on COVID-19: Adapting to change in Australian workplaces
DOWNLOAD Marian Baird, Myra Hamilton, Lisa Gulesserian, Alison Williams, Sharon Parker An Employer Lens on COVID-19: Adapting to change in Australian workplaces (released 8 February 2021) provides the first [...]
COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks
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, [...]
Mature workers and health during COVID
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 [...]
CEPAR Research: Australian baby boomers & intergenerational equity
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 [...]
Latest CEPAR research: employment rates of older workers halts
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 [...]
Research: age stereotypes and performance expectations
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 [...]
Mature workers adapt to work from home during Covid
The Corona Virus pandemic has changed the way we work on a global scale. The Mature Workers During COVID-19 Survey asked 1583 mature Australian workers how their [...]
Could work be a protective factor for mature workers during COVID-19?
We recently surveyed 1581 mature workers (45+yrs) about their COVID-19 work experiences: it's heartening to find that 91% felt that their work during the pandemic is contributing to society in a [...]
Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS)
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 [...]
Include, Individualize, and Integrate: Organizational Meta-strategies for Mature Workers
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 [...]
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Legal Protections for Mature Workers
Legal Protections for Mature Workers Outlining the legal framework to protect mature workers Older Australians are a vital part of the workforce and economy. Almost 20% [...]
Mature-age Labour Force Participation: Trends, Barriers, Incentives, and Future Potential
The fiscal challenges of population ageing can be tackled in a number of ways.
Population ageing is unprecedented, pervasive, enduring and profound. This fact sheet provides an introduction to the concepts, definitions, issues and projections.