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dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, P
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, H
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-07T05:12:45Z
dc.date.available2020-12-07T05:12:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-24
dc.identifier.citationMcDonald, P. & Moyle, H. (2020). The cessation of rising employment rates at older ages in Australia, 2000-2019. Australian Population Studies, 4 (1), pp.20-36. https://doi.org/10.37970/aps.v4i1.61.
dc.identifier.issn2208-8482
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/252843
dc.description.abstractBackground: In the first decade of the 21st century, employment at older ages surged in Australia, benefitting the Australian economy. Subsequent to 2010, however, employment rates at older ages ceased rising for older men and the increases were much more moderate for women. Aim: The aim of this paper is to examine these older-age employment trends in more detail, particularly the association between older-age employment trends and the business cycle. Some attention is also given to alternative explanations related to changes in the characteristics of the population and industrial structure. Data and methods: Two main data sources are used: published tables from the monthly Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force Surveys and the Australian censuses for the years 2006, 2011 and 2016. The methods used are primarily descriptive. Results: Strong labour demand in the first decade of the 21st century stimulated the entry to employment of those out of the labour force, especially at ages 45-54 and especially for men. A cooling of labour demand following the global financial crisis terminated this process in the second decade. There were strong associations between older age employment and various socio-economic characteristics, but, in general, changes in the composition of the population or in the rates of employment by these characteristics did not contribute to the cessation of rising employment after 2010. Conclusions: Employment rates at older ages in Australia in the first two decades of the 21st century were the results of shifts in labour demand before and after the global financial crisis. Policy related to the taxation of superannuation also induced workers with adequate superannuation, especially public sector workers, to continue working to at least age 60.
dc.publisherAustralian Population Studies
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/au/
dc.titleThe cessation of rising employment rates at older ages in Australia, 2000-2019
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.37970/aps.v4i1.61
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.source.titleAustralian Population Studies
melbourne.source.volume4
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages20-36
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC
melbourne.elementsid1451747
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://australianpopulationstudies.org/index.php/aps/article/view/61/35
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorMcDonald, Peter
melbourne.contributor.authorMoyle, Helen
dc.identifier.eissn2208-8482
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidUNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, CE1101029
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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