Still putting in: measuring the economic and social contributions of older Australians

Haukka, Sandra and Robb, Walter and Alam, Khorshed (2009) Still putting in: measuring the economic and social contributions of older Australians. Project Report. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC), Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

In a recently released policy statement, AdvantAGE Australia, National Seniors Australia (2008) acknowledged the huge beneficial contributions that older people have made to Australian society. National Seniors Australia (NSA) commissioned Eidos Institute to undertake this study to find out more about the extent of these contributions and the factors that influence these contributions. The key outcome of this study is a framework or ‘Chart of Accounts’ that allows users to a) track the participation of older Australians in paid and unpaid work; and b) estimate the value of economic and social contributions by older Australians as well as the value of losses for not utilising the knowledge and skills that older Australians have built up over a lifetime. Users can also make predictions of future contributions and participation in paid and unpaid work by using existing data as the baseline.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Readers can contact the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC): http://www.productiveageing.com.au/ for a copy of this report. Print copy ordered for USQ Library 13/7/2009.
Depositing User: Dr Khorshed Alam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2009 04:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic contributions; social contributions; older; elderly; Australians; work; National Seniors Australia; AdvantAGE Australia
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5433

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