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8 November 2016

A new book focused on the ageing demographic in Australia is to be launched at the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) annual symposium in Canberra today. Jointly published by ASSA and ANU Press, Population Ageing and Australia’s Future examines the complexity of ageing from a social science viewpoint. The newly appointed Age Discrimination Commissioner, The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, will formally launch the volume which examines the complexity of ageing from a social science viewpoint.

26 October 2016

This year the 15th Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Conference, running from 31 October to 1 November, will showcase over 50 presentations from Honours and PhD students from 20 national and international universities.

The ERA Network provides forums for mentoring and discussion, and disseminates information relevant to the ageing research field. It is based at Monash University and is supported by the ARC Centre for Population Ageing Research (CEPAR). The 2016 conference is hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) at ANU.

6 October 2016

New analysis by ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR ) Associate Investigator Dr Richard Burns shows that suicide rates for men aged 70 years and older have been consistently high over the last decade, with men aged 85+ reported as having the highest rates.

6 October 2016

ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik has produced a new Fact Sheet – The Constellations of Demography – offering a visual representation of what are the most staggering global demographic shifts in modern history. The world’s population has grown rapidly from about 2.5 billion in 1950 to 7.5 billion now and is expected to rise to 9.7 billion by 2050. But this is accompanied by a demographic transition that is taking place at different rates in different places.

8 September 2016

CEPAR has been awarded $27.25 million dollars in national competitive research funding to continue its research into one of Australia’s most pressing issues – our ageing population.

The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, announced today the Australian Research Council funding, which will enable CEPAR to continue and expand its research reach on the economic and social challenges of population ageing over the next seven years. 

27 July 2016

CEPAR is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Netspar at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), to launch the International Network for Pensions, Aging, and Retirement Research (INPARR). The Research Office of Willis Towers Watson is also assisting.

INPARR has as its mission the promotion and advancement of high-quality social science research on pensions, ageing, and retirement. With the OECD serving as the Secretariat, INPARR intends to organize a global annual research meeting; disseminate research through working papers, journals, and other media; elect INPAR Fellows recognizing their contributions to the area; support and facilitate the development of junior researchers; develop a website highlighting resources in the area as well as social networks; and select/recruit affiliated organizations including policy groups interested in pension research.

26 July 2016

A new national population database launched today will provide free public access to information about Australia’s ageing population.

RADAR - The Regional Australia Database for Ageing Research – has been developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) using the most recent national data from the ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing.

1 July 2016

Retirement choices, saving decisions and member engagement are the focus of the 24th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers 4-5 July 2016.

Keynote presentations will be given by:

·         Olivia S. Mitchell, Professor of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan and Executive Director of the Pension Research Council, Wharton School

·         Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, University of Manchester

·         Hanming Fang, Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

6 April 2016

The CEPAR 2015 Annual Report contains a complete record of all the work undertaken by CEPAR affiliated researchers in 2015.