Distress, Status Wars and Immoral Behaviour: The psychological impacts of inequality – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne It is well known that economic inequality is rising. In most industrialised nations the distribution of wealth and income is becoming increasingly concentrated. In the United States, the top 10% of earners make more than nine times as much on average as … [Read More] Distress, Status Wars and Immoral Behaviour: The psychological impacts of inequality – The Conversation

Is Inequality Fracturing Our Society? – Social Policy Connections

Extract from an article by Gary Harkin. Inequality has grown to unimagined extremes in our world. A recent report by Oxfam dramatically protests about “Eighty billionaires controlling as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet”. Meanwhile, in Australia, the independent Fair Work Commission made a decision on 23 February to reduce Sunday … [Read More] Is Inequality Fracturing Our Society? – Social Policy Connections

Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Rowe and Kahn’s model of Successful Aging 2.0 argues that changing environmental settings, societal policies, and individual life styles will lead to a significant extension of healthy life years. Recent epidemiological research, however, confirms the dilemma that the ongoing extension of life expectancy prolongs not only the years in good health but also those … [Read More] Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Sydney, 25–27 September 2017 The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference concerned with issues of social policy in Australia and beyond. It attracts over 350 participants from academia, government and the community social welfare sector internationally. The ASPC will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers at … [Read More] Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT This study investigates whether older workers have adapted their preferred retirement age to the pension reforms aimed at extending working life. Based on data from Eurobarometer and the European Social Survey in 12 European countries, the analysis shows that future pensioners have indeed increased their preferred retirement age and adjusted to the new credo … [Read More] Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

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