SOURCE: Egan, Natasha. ” New Aged Care Research Focuses on Health of Workers.” Australian Ageing Agenda, 6 June, 2018
The study: “Working well? Older workers, health and work.” on the Brotherhood’s website
In partnership with the University of Melbourne, the Brotherhood of St Laurence is conducting a study of the connections between health and work among older adults employed in the low-income roles in the aged care sector. Australia’s workforce is becoming older and the labour force participation rates of older adults are forecast to increase, particularly among women. The pension age has been increased to 67 and there are plans to increase it to 70.
The study will recruit 20 older workers from a range of different life situations for qualitative interviews. We aim to learn about people’s family roles, their work and money situation, their health, and experiences of ageing. The study is due to be completed by April 2019.
The study is being conducted by Shelley Mallett, Dina Bowman and Aaron Hart from the University of Melbourne and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Anyone aged over 50 and interested in participating in the study can visit the Taking part page.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia