Ageing in Australia

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Kate O’Loughlin
  • Colette Browning
  • Hal Kendig

Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kate O’Loughlin, Hal Kendig, Colette Browning
    Pages 1-10
  3. Dimensions of Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Kate O’Loughlin, Hal Kendig
      Pages 29-45
    3. Julie Byles
      Pages 63-81
    4. Harriet Radermacher, Susan Feldman
      Pages 83-101
  4. Living and Lifestyle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Hazel Bateman, Rafal Chomik, John Piggott
      Pages 149-172
    3. Debbie Faulkner
      Pages 173-191
  5. Policy and Practice in Health and Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Stephen Duckett
      Pages 209-223
    3. Colette Browning, Jenny Davis, Shane Thomas
      Pages 225-237
    4. Yun-Hee Jeon, Hal Kendig
      Pages 239-259
  6. Actions and Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-290

About this book


This stimulating volume examines the many faces of Australia’s ageing population, the social and health issues they contend with, and the steps being taken—and many that should be taken—to help ensure a more positive and productive later life. Individual and societal ageing are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diverse, and marked by daily life challenges stemming from the country’s economic structures, attitudes, geography, political landscape, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging coverage (e.g., health, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses options available to older people, and the role of families, employers, service providers, government agencies, and others in promoting or expanding those choices. The book’s double emphasis on challenges in older people’s lives and opportunities for enhancing their quality of life is on clear display as case studies examine policy issues—and propose solutions—in a societal and individual context.

Included in the coverage:

·         Australian developments in ageing: issues and history

·         Cultural diversity, health, and ageing

·         Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice

·         Enhancing the health and employment participation of older workers

·         Housing and the environments of ageing

·         Health services and care for older people

The rich examples in Ageing in Australia contain a depth of understanding and evidence for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists studying ageing, health care professionals providing care to older people, and policy analysts assessing areas for improvement.



Aged care service delivery in Australia Aging in Australia Attitudes about aging Demographics of Australia Developmental aspects of aging in Australia Economics of aging in Australia Environments of Aging Health and aging in Australia Indigenous Australians and aging Life expectancy in Australia Older workforce in Australia Politics of older Australians Population growth in Australia Quality of life in Australia Retirement in Australia Social aspects of aging in Australia Social policy in Australia Support networks in Australia

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate O’Loughlin
    • 1
  • Colette Browning
    • 2
  • Hal Kendig
    • 3
  1. 1.Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of SydneyLidcombeAustralia
  2. 2.ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)University of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia
  3. 3.ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)University of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6464-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6466-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5841
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-585X
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