Publications

Retirement, age, gender and mental health: Findings from the 45 and Up Study

Author/editor: Vo, K, Forder, P, Tavener, M, Rodgers, B, Banks, E, Bauman, A, Byles, J

Year published: 2015

Objectives To examine the relationships of retirement and reasons for retirement with psychological distress in men and women at the age of 45–79 years. Method Data from 202,584 Australians participating in the large-scale 45 and Up Study was used. Psychological distress was measured by the Kessler...

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Self-rated health of older persons in Indonesia: Sex and ethnic differences

Author/editor: hristiawati, S, Booth, H, Hull, T and Utomo, I

Year published: 2015

This study contributes to expanding the knowledge of the health of older persons living in Indonesia, a country with limited welfare benefits. The research employs a variable, ‘self-rated health’ (SRH), to investigate socio-cultural factors linked to the health of older Indonesians. The data...

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Southern Africans in the Antipodes

Author/editor: Lucas, D. and Edgar, B.

Year published: 2015

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Spatial pattern of structural ageing in eastern Croatia: evolution and explanations

Author/editor: ukic, M, Khan, H

Year published: 2015

This article aims to examine the ageing situation and social policy issues in the Osijek-Baranja County of eastern Croatia. Using historical evidence from census data, research suggests that the evolution of the ageing pattern has been mainly determined by such factors as development of the...

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Sri Lankans in Australia

Author/editor: Lucas, D. and Edgar, B.

Year published: 2015

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Stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs toward bulimia nervosa: The importance of knowledge and eating disorder symptoms

Author/editor: Rodgers, R, Paxton, S, McLean, S, Massey, R, Mond, J M, Hay, P, Rodgers, B

Year published: 2015

Widely held stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs toward bulimic eating disorders may lead to self-blame and reduced treatment seeking. Knowledge and familiarity with mental disorders may help decrease associated stigma. However, these relationships are not well understood in bulimia nervosa (BN). A...

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The Aboriginal population of NSW in 2015: Policy options and challenges

Author/editor: Abbott, E, Allen, L, Biddle, N, Crawford, H

Year published: 2015

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The Australian child support reforms: A critical evaluation

Author/editor: Smyth, B, Rodgers, B, Son, V, Vnuk, M

Year published: 2015

The Australian Child Support Scheme aims to ensure that children continue to be supported financially should their parents separate or never live together. Sweeping changes to the Australian Child Support Scheme were introduced between 2006 and 2008, featuring a dramatically different system for...

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