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Australian baby boomers talk about the global financial crisis

Humpel, Nancy; O'Loughlin, Kate; Snoke, Martin; Kendig, Hal

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Aim: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore baby boomers' views and plans in the early days of the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008. Methods: Informants from National Seniors Australia were interviewed in 15 focus groups conducted nationally. Transcripts were analysed by themes from semi-structured questions. Results: The GFC was found to shake the confidence and plans of boomers. Many workers decided to delay retirement and save longer following losses in superannuation. Those...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20018
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00474.x

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