Financial Stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – ABC

Extract from an article by Darragh O’Keeffe, ABC Health & Wellbeing – Refers to the work of Dr Dina Bowman & her team at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne It was a break-up with her partner four years ago that plunged Shari Rainbow into sudden financial dire straits. “Within a month, I went from owning my … [Read More] Financial Stress: We’re worrying ourselves sick over money – ABC

Wellbeing Economics and Treasury’s Perspective on New Zealand’s Economic Performance – AERU Research Unit (NZ)

ABSTRACT Policy makers internationally are shifting emphasis from measures of economic production to more general measures of wellbeing. The paper addresses what this adds to policy by using a ‘wellbeing economics’ perspective to critique the economic strategy prepared by the New Zealand Treasury at the 2014 general election. It builds on the Treasury’s analysis of … [Read More] Wellbeing Economics and Treasury’s Perspective on New Zealand’s Economic Performance – AERU Research Unit (NZ)

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness for the UK’s Millennium Generation, Study Finds – Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Extract Children’s wellbeing is not related to their families’ household incomes – but their perceptions of how much they have relative to their friends can have an unexpected effect. A new study from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education found that 11-year-olds who saw themselves as richer than their peers … [Read More] Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness for the UK’s Millennium Generation, Study Finds – Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Financial Capacity and Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: Research findings, policy recommendations and clinical implications – Clinical Gerontologist

ABSTRACT Background: Financial exploitation (FE) of older adults is a social issue that is beginning to receive the attention that it deserves in the media thanks to some high profile cases, but empirical research and clinical guidelines on the topic are just emerging. Objective: Our review seeks to synthesize the current research in the area … [Read More] Financial Capacity and Financial Exploitation of Older Adults: Research findings, policy recommendations and clinical implications – Clinical Gerontologist

Not All Baby Boomers Can Work to 70 – Squared Away Blog

There’s one problem with expecting all baby boomers to delay retirement beyond their 60s: it might not be fair. That’s because people with lower incomes and less education die younger than the well-to-do with more education. Think about what would happen if everyone retired at, say, 70. Those with less education and a lower socioeconomic … [Read More] Not All Baby Boomers Can Work to 70 – Squared Away Blog

Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality – McKinsey & Company

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Most people growing up in advanced economies since World War II have been able to assume that they and their children will be better off than their parents and grandparents—and for most of the time, that assumption has been correct. Over the past 70 years, except for a brief hiatus in the 1970s, … [Read More] Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality – McKinsey & Company

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