Australian Bureau of Statistics
4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Jan 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/01/2006
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Data from the ABS Labour Force Survey from 1981–2003 for people aged 45–84 years showed:
The actual measurement of age of withdrawal can be calculated using different methods. The paper compared the age of withdrawal measures using three distinct methods. Two methods used were based on ‘expected age' which is linked to participation rates and a third method was based on ‘average age' which is linked to labour market conditions. The findings summarised above however, were consistent in each of the three methods.
2. Living Arrangements of Older Persons Around the World
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division
This study is a broad survey and analysis of older person’s living arrangements for selected regions where comparable data was available for people aged 60 years or over. The aim of the study is to identify the main factors associated with either solitary living or co-habiting with family members. The regions included Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Oceania.
The key findings of the study include:
The full report is available on the web at www.un.org. The UN intends that the study will serve as a baseline for studying future trends.
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