Exploratory Study of Australian Aged Care Staff Knowledge and Attitudes of Later Life Sexuality – Australasian Journal On Ageing

ABSTRACT Objective: To explore aged care staff knowledge and attitudes towards later life sexuality and attitudes about intimacy in people with dementia. Methods: Fifty-two care staff working in two aged care facilities with secure dementia care units were recruited. Knowledge and attitudes on later life sexuality and attitudes towards later life sexuality in people with dementia were … [Read More] Exploratory Study of Australian Aged Care Staff Knowledge and Attitudes of Later Life Sexuality – Australasian Journal On Ageing

Women & Homelessness in Australia – Council to Homeless Persons

Extract This International Women’s Day we’re using hard data to shatter community perceptions about homelessness. Contrary to the stereotype of the older male rough sleeper, the person mostly likely to seek help from a homeless service is a woman aged 25-34 years. Last financial year, 62% of Victorians needing homeless help were female. That’s nearly 2-in-3 … [Read More] Women & Homelessness in Australia – Council to Homeless Persons

Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

ABSTRACT Recent changes to Australia’s welfare system have affected low-income single parent families, with many moved on to an employment seeker’s payment (a reduced payment) when the policy change made them ineligible for a family payment. To explore the impacts of this policy change, in-depth interviews were conducted with 23 low-income single mothers across Australia. … [Read More] Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

Housing and poverty: a longitudinal analysis – Housing Studies

ABSTRACT Cross-sectional research suggests that the British housing system weakens the link between income poverty and housing outcomes, but this reveals little about the long-term relationships. We examine the relationship between income poverty and housing pathways over an 18-year period to 2008, and develop consensual approaches to poverty estimation, housing deprivation, and the prevalence of … [Read More] Housing and poverty: a longitudinal analysis – Housing Studies

The Secret to Happiness in Later Life is Simple to Discover but Hard to Achieve – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Asghar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, University of Southhampton We live in an extraordinary time: increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major achievement of modern science and healthcare. The tough part of longevity is working out how to ensure those extra … [Read More] The Secret to Happiness in Later Life is Simple to Discover but Hard to Achieve – The Conversation

Which Countries Make the Most of their Older People and Who Lags Behind? – The Conversation

Extract form an article by Ashgar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, University of Southhampton Advances in health and social welfare in the 20th century ushered in a golden age for humanity. We’re living longer and in better health than ever before. Someone born in London today, for example, could expect to live 30 years … [Read More] Which Countries Make the Most of their Older People and Who Lags Behind? – The Conversation

The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ABSTRACT Purpose: Our purpose in this study was to review and synthesize the research literature on the quality of life of both caregivers (CGs) and care recipients (CRs) with dementia after admission to long-term care facilities. Design/methodology/approach: Four databases – AgeLine, Medline, EBSCO, and PyscINFO – were searched and the relevant literature from 2002 onwards … [Read More] The Effects of Placement on Dementia Care Recipients’ and Family Caregivers’ Quality of Life: A literature review – Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Money for nothing: has the time come for universal basic income? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Mark Smith “Money for nothing” is not just a song from 1985 by Dire Straits but also, it seems, a new wave of policies supporting the government providing an income for citizens, regardless of their economic activity. Benoît Hamon, the surprise winner of the first round of the socialist primaries in … [Read More] Money for nothing: has the time come for universal basic income? The Conversation

Inequality and inequity – Social Science Research

ABSTRACT Kelley and Evans (2017) found that income inequality (measured at the societal level) did not affect individual well-being in advanced societies but increased individual well-being in developing societies. This paper discusses how this empirical patterning of the inequality-well-being relationship may arise from mechanisms related to the relationship of inequality with economic development (at the … [Read More] Inequality and inequity – Social Science Research

The new income inequality and well-being paradigm – Social Science Research

ABSTRACT Based on earlier, mainly aggregate analyses, conventional wisdom previously held that income inequality reduces happiness. But aggregate models consistently yield misleading results in this domain, substantially because of intractable problems of sample size, confounding omitted variables, and conditional effects differing between poor developing nations, rich advanced nations, and nations in transition from Communism. Based … [Read More] The new income inequality and well-being paradigm – Social Science Research

Childhood Abuse and Neglect has Negative Effect on Living Standards in Middle Age, study finds – Centre for Longitudinal Studies

News- Extract People who experience maltreatment during childhood are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to own their homes by age 50. They also have higher odds of receiving income-related benefits, are more likely to have been off work with long-term sickness, and tend to have more financial problems, compared to those who … [Read More] Childhood Abuse and Neglect has Negative Effect on Living Standards in Middle Age, study finds – Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Healthy Aging in a Global Context: Comparing six countries – Ageing International

ABSTRACT The present study sought to investigate the perceptions of persons 50 years of age or older in six countries from four continents with regard to World Health Organization defined determinants of healthy, active aging. Data were collected from 238 in-depth interviews with older adults residing in Italy, the United States, Thailand, South Africa, Botswana, … [Read More] Healthy Aging in a Global Context: Comparing six countries – Ageing International

Annual Youth Survey 2016 – Mission Australia

SUMMARY Each year we encourage young Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through our annual Youth Survey, the largest of its kind. In 2016 we had close to 22,000 respondents. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Youth Survey has become a critical piece of research and is … [Read More] Annual Youth Survey 2016 – Mission Australia

New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

In This Issue: Ageism & Stereotypes Dementia Euthanasia Volume 56 Issue 6 December 2016 A selection of articles with abstracts The Language of Ageism: Why We Need to Use Words Carefully / Tracey L. Gendron, E. Ayn Welleford, Jennifer Inker, and John T. White Dementia Caregivers Use of Services for Themselves / Jennifer Martindale-Adams, Linda O. Nichols, Jeffrey Zuber, Robert Burns, and Marshall J. Graney Comparison of the Rowe-Kahn … [Read More] New issue: The Gerontologist – Oxford Journals

Time to rethink the time policy in welfare to work – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Juanita McLaren The Liberal’s Welfare to Work model has been dissected from many angles, including several Power to Persuade blogs (e.g., this recent policy comparison, this discussion of the psychological impacts of feeling ‘workless’, and this piece on how current welfare policies are designed to punish recipients.  Today’s piece provides an … [Read More] Time to rethink the time policy in welfare to work – The Power to Persuade

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