Inside the black box: Intra-household resource allocations of older couples

Centre PersonnelAstghik Mavisakalyan
External PersonnelSiobhan Austen, Helen Hodgson, Ross Taplin
Research PartnersUniversity of South Australia
Project FundingAustralian Research Council
Project StatusCurrent (January 2017 to December 2019)

Project Summary

This project aims to analyse processes and outcomes within older households using national, large-scale representative data and mixed methods research design. In an ageing population where households are becoming responsible for provisioning retirement needs, understanding what happens in older couple households is important. The project expects to influence policy by generating evidence relevant to the design of regulations governing the allocation of superannuation assets, tax incentives for alternative forms of retirement savings, asset and income tests on the Age Pension, and initiatives targeting older Australians’ financial literacy.