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04 Sep 14

Economics of Ageing in the 21st Century - Who Pays for What?

Population ageing cannot be ignored. Globally, the proportion of older persons is growing at a faster rate than the general population. In Australia, the proportion of people aged over 65 years has grown from 8 per cent in 1970-71 to 13 per cent in 2001-02. The IGR projects that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population over 65 years will almost double to around 25 per cent. The social and economic implications of this phenomenon are profound, extending far beyond the individual older person and the immediate family, touching broader society and the global community in unprecedented ways.

  • How will budgetary policy shifts affect older people?
  • Will welfare reform lead to increased inequality on older age?
  • How is the cost of living affecting older people and other vulnerable groups in the community?
  • What do older consumers think about their financial futures?
  • When will we get to retire and how will older people participate in the workforce?
  • What are financial issues facing aged care service providers?

This seminar will discuss these and related questions from several researcher, consumer and aged care provider perspectives. This seminar is suitable for researchers, policy staff and any persons interested in the future of ageing.

Hear from Leading Experts

Ben Spies-Butcher
Department of Sociology, Macquarie University.

Cathy Gong
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research

Rhiannon Cook
Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS)

Ian Day
Council on the Ageing NSW

Anthony Brown (Facilitating the Panel of Older Consumers)
Health Consumers NSW

Paul Sadler
Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT

Event Details

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Event Date & Time: Thursday, 4 September 2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Event Location: Sydney Mechanics‘ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW
Mitchell Theatre

Your Investment

AAG Member: $70.00
Student/Concession Member: $40.00
Non-Member: $100.00
Student/Concession Non-Member: $50.00 (Please enter the code 'ECONS' at checkout to receive this discount)

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