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Chart of accounts : a framework for measuring the economic and social contributions by older Australians

Haukka, Sandra, Robb, Walter, & Alam, Khorshed (2009) Chart of accounts : a framework for measuring the economic and social contributions by older Australians. National Seniors Australia, Canberra, ACT.

Abstract

National Seniors Australia (2008) acknowledged the huge contributions that older people have made to Australian society in its policy statement, AdvantAGE Australia. National Seniors Australia commissioned this study to find out more about the extent of these contributions and the factors that influence these contributions. The key outcome of this study is a framework or ‘Chart of Accounts’ that allows users to a) track the participation of older Australians in paid and unpaid work; and b) estimate the value of economic and social contributions by older Australians as well as the value of losses for not utilising the knowledge and skills that older Australians have built up over a lifetime. Users can also make predictions of future contributions and participation in paid and unpaid work by using existing data as the baseline.

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ID Code: 32208
Item Type: Report
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Keywords: Older people, Economic contributions, Social contributions
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > OTHER ECONOMICS (149900) > Economics not elsewhere classified (149999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 National Seniors Australia and the authors
Deposited On: 13 May 2010 10:13
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:37

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