Retirement may not automatically lead to better health but it presents an opportunity to engineer a healthier lifestyle.
Contrary to popular belief, retirees are more likely to enjoy a healthier lifestyle than their counterparts who remain in workforce.
Much like the latest Zack Snyder film, the inter-generational war being played out in the press seems largely unnecessary.
Older people are politically active and have the talent and time to get more involved in addressing climate change. But in the US, they'll need some convincing.
We can't blame them outright for the housing crisis but baby boomers play a role as supply blockers.
Baby boomers have benefited from a golden age in pensions that that will almost certainly never return.
Work’s over, back to school.
As the post-war generation retire, they're keen to keep learning.
It’s all your fault!
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It's become fashionable to blame those born in the post-war baby boom for all today's economic woes. But this is unfair – and wrong.
Does a boom in babies give the economy a boost or cause a bust?
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Research shows baby booms are generally bad news for the economy – at least for the boom's babies.
A life lived.
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The first to have benefited from the NHS the longest, more marriages and long retirement – but more living with disability too.
A student protests over tuition fees in 2012.
The baby boomer generation has fixed the future.
There is precious little dignity available for those Australians who are in the last stages of their lives.
The contrast between rights with dignity and rights without is increasingly apparent with regard to two groups of Australians: retirees and those in aged-care facilities.
Look, here’s mummy!
Whether you are over-protective or more laissez-faire, the chances are that someone, somewhere will be criticising your parenting style.
The Power of 1 exhibition explores differences in perceptions and forms of political participation across generations and how these are likely to affect the direction of our democracy.
Museum of Australian Democracy
Australians divide along generational lines when it comes to participating in politics. Less predictably, they are almost united on the need to fix the political system and the best ways to do that.
Baby boomer women are dressing differently and rejecting a look they associated with their mothers.
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It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still look fabulous. This message is sold to us by magazines, newspapers, the cosmetics industry, fashion labels and dating agencies. Think of the recent movie…
Baby Boomer women are challenging ideas around what it means to grow old.
Older people, and particularly older women, are often thought of as being asexual or sexually undesirable. Although the particular age this is believed to happen varies somewhat in the popular imagination…
Young doctors are being judged based in their age, not their ability.
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A medical colleague was shaking his head in disgust. “What is wrong with these medical students today?” he asked. “They just don’t have the same work ethic they used to. In our day, we didn’t have to be…
Giving today’s kids a flying start with early education will be crucial to helping them fill the gap left behind by retiring Baby Boomers.
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The problem with Australia’s population ageing is not that there are too many older people – it’s that there are not enough young people to support them. That presents many challenges to Australia’s continued…
Believing sex to be important is the strongest predictor of embodied sexual desire in older women.
Research tells us that women’s sexual functioning declines after midlife, manifested by reductions in arousal and orgasm, and increases in sexual pain. This is linked to reports of reduced sexual activity…
New research shows Generation X will overtake Baby Boomers for poor health if current trends, including rates of obesity…
There was a 257% increase in the decade from 1995 to 2005 in caravan registrations.
Travelling baby boomers, grey nomads and younger, adventure-seeking families are driving a rapid resurgence in caravan registrations…