Asset poverty and older Australians’ transitions onto housing assistance programs Gavin Wood, Val Colic-Peisker, Mike Berry, Rachel Ong ViforJ This project aims to explore how the asset-poor status of older Australians helps to determine their demand for housing assistance, the coping strategies used by the asset-poor as they strive to secure satisfactory housing outcomes and the importance of these... Read article 30 November 2010Research Reports Read More
Financing aged care: the role of housing wealth and intergenerational relationships Rachel Ong ViforJ The financing of aged care is in many ways the new frontier of policy response to population ageing. Over the next 40 years, the group that dominates demand for aged care—the ‘old-old’—will increase more than any other. For example, the... Read article Books and Book Chapters Read More
Housing needs of asset-poor older Australians: other countries’ policy initiatives and their implications for Australia Gavin Wood, Val Colic-Peisker, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Naomi Bailey, Mike Berry This Positioning Paper is the first output of a project that explores housing options and actual housing circumstances of asset-poor older Australians. Australia has very high levels of outright ownership among its pensioners. However, this is threatened by falling levels... Read article Research Reports Read More
Missing mature age women in Australia’s aged care sector Siobhan Austen, Rhonda Sharp, Therese Jefferson, Rachel Ong ViforJ This chapter focuses on the experiences of mature age women in Australia’s aged care sector and how their retention in paid work is affected by both their unpaid care roles and the physical demands of aged care work. The chapter... Read article Books and Book Chapters Read More