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Why train older workers?

14/06/2019 A recent quote from Forbes Magazine – It’s nuts, but employee training programs tend to ignore older workers. This is bad for business, bad for workers in their 50s and 60s and bad for the (U.S.) economy. I know … Continue reading

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How trends and attitudes affect retirement income policy

31/05/2019 I have listed the various ways in which government policy in New Zealand contributes to retirement income adequacy – led by NZ Superannuation and Kiwi Saver, but also including various health benefits, the Accommodation Supplement, Super Gold Card and … Continue reading

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Decumulation Revisited

17/5/2019 This is the year for another Retirement Income Policy Review, carried out three-yearly by the Commission for Financial Capability (as successor to the Retirement Commission it inherits this requirement). At the end of April, I took part in a … Continue reading

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Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua

3/5/19 As I foreshadowed in my previous blog, the Seniors’ Minister Tracey Martin released a discussion document in Auckland on 12th April and opened consultation on a new ageing strategy. There is much to admire in this document and very … Continue reading

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A good year for policy?

Judith Davey 18/4/19 A new strategy for an ageing population In the April edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter, the Minister for Seniors, Tracey Martin, talks about the new draft strategy for an ageing population. – Better Later Life – He … Continue reading

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Safety for older workers

Judith Davey 5 April 2019 Way back in 2003, Justine Cornwall and I prepared a scoping paper for the Accident Compensation Commission – The Implications of an Ageing Population for the ACC – through the New Zealand Institute for Research … Continue reading

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Ageing and the Future of Work

Judith Davey 22/3/19 In early March I attended a seminar in Wellington given by Professor Peter Gahan, Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne. It was entitled “Disruptive technologies: what might these mean for the future of work and … Continue reading

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