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Productive engagement across the life course: paid work and beyond

Loh, Vanessa; Kendig, Hal

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An uncertain economic outlook and the certitude of an ageing population highlight the importance of productive activity across all age groups for Australia’s future. This paper reviews Australian and international research on productive ageing, which has typically focused on older age groups and specific activities, and presents national findings from Wave 10 (2010) of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey on productive activities across the life course....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLoh, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorKendig, Hal
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-10T03:51:45Z
dc.date.available2014-02-10T03:51:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0157-6321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/11340
dc.description.abstractAn uncertain economic outlook and the certitude of an ageing population highlight the importance of productive activity across all age groups for Australia’s future. This paper reviews Australian and international research on productive ageing, which has typically focused on older age groups and specific activities, and presents national findings from Wave 10 (2010) of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey on productive activities across the life course. Both paid, tax‑generating and unpaid, voluntary activities are examined, including paid work, volunteering, caregiving, childcare, and domestic work. The kinds of productive activity people engaged in varied across age groups for men and women, highlighting the potential competition between paid work and other activities, and the importance of health and education for engagement across all ages. While the Government has begun leading actions to enhance and recognise these contributions that bring economic and social benefits both to the individual and the broader community, our research reinforces the value of investment in human capital for productive engagement across the lifespan inclusive of early, middle and later life.
dc.format27 pages
dc.publisherAustralian Social Policy Association
dc.rightshttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0157-6321/ Is listed in Sherpa/Romeo, however policies are not listed. Email permission granted by publisher 22/1/14
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Social Issues 48.1 (2013):111-137
dc.source.urihttps://doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2013.tb00273.x
dc.subjectsocial contributions
dc.subjectageing workforce
dc.subjecthuman capital
dc.subjectproductive activity
dc.subjectcaregiving
dc.titleProductive engagement across the life course: paid work and beyond
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesThis research was conducted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (project number CE110001029). However, the views expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council, who were not involved in decision‑making in the research and publication process.
local.identifier.citationvolume48
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor160810 - Urban Sociology and Community Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4056230xPUB264
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.aspa.org.au/index.html
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKendig, Hal, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Australian National University
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage111
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage137
local.identifier.doi10.1002/j.1839-4655.2013.tb00273.x
local.identifier.absseo920502 - Health Related to Ageing
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T09:13:41Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84903844659
local.identifier.thomsonID000331068100007
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