Working longer, staying healthy and keeping productive
By 2060, nearly half of Australians aged 64 or older will be employed. Failure to address their health problems could threaten Australia’s economy, tax base and provision of health and care services. This ARC funded collaboration is between national policy portfolios (employment, social services, workplace health and social equity) and expert scientists in work, health, social equality and policy process. We hope to reveal the diversity of older workers’ work-health dilemmas and effective ways for national policies to solve them. The policy suite will promote financial independence and meet social goals of equity and healthy ageing.