Ageing, living arrangements and subjective wellbeing


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Family Matters article

December 2003



Life expectancy in Australia increased markedly over the last century, but what is the quality of most of these added years? Are people approaching so-called 'retirement age' finding the prospect daunting? How do older people view their lives? In this article, new data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey are used to shed some light on these questions.

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