Examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support.
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Does life satisfaction improve or decline as people grow older? What happens to people's outlook as they pass through the common events of life?
Older people feel left behind by technology, but so do one in ten younger Australians.
This opinion piece calls for for more - and better - research on ageing in Australia. It considers the wide range of issues needing further attention, including the markers of ageing, dependency, economic and social contribution, retirement and productivity, healthy ageing, changing family relationships and living arangements, social isolation and life satisfaction, life expectancy, sexuality, and successful ageing. This article is an edited version of Dr Edgar's In Praise of Ageing presentation, given as part of the AIFS seminar series on 12 June 2014.
This report presents information on parents who care for people with a disability in Victoria, focusing on the issue of ageing.
Report for National Families Week 2011 draws on recent statistics to provide a picture of selected aspects of Australian families in 2011
Using data from the HILDA survey, this article provides estimates on the impact of divorce on wellbeing for older Australians aged 55-74 years
Social contact beyond partners and co-residents is vital for wellbeing in old age. Besides the obvious benefit to life quality, broader contact with family and friends who live outside the household provides support beyond that available in one’s own household, particularly in circumstances of relationship breakdown or death of a spouse. However, broader social contacts are likely to be disrupted by retirement.
This report provides some of the first estimates of the financial consequences of divorce for Australians aged 55 to 74 years using HILDA survey data.
This introduction first offers a brief discussion of some of the issues associated with population ageing. An overview is then provided of the set of papers in this edition of Family Matters, which take various approaches to understanding the effects and consequences of ageing for Australian families, and the roles of older people within families.