Ageing & Labour Force Issues

As elsewhere, population ageing is unfolding at markedly different rates across New Zealand. This diversity is caused by different mixes in the drivers of population ageing: birth rates, longevity (survivorship) and migration. The overall outcome of these processes is an incremental—and in some cases rapid—shift to more elderly than children, more deaths than births, and to the end of growth.

Jackson, N.O. and Brabyn, L. (2015). Towards a Social Atlas for New Zealand. Presentation to Pathways Conference ‘Diversity and Migration: Transforming our Cities and Regions’, Wellington. 23-24 July.


Cameron, M.C. and Jackson, N.O. (2015). The unavoidable nature of population ageing - believe it or face the consequences. Presentation to the New Zealand Population Association Biennial Conference ‘Our People, Our Places’, Hamilton. 29-30 June.


Jackson, N.O., Cochrane, W., & McMillan, R. (2013). Workforce participation of older workers as an element of New Zealand's Retirement Income Framework: A Review of Existing Knowledge and Data. A Report Commissioned by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income, Wellington, March 2013. 36 pages. http://www.cflri.org.nz/sites/default/files/docs/RI-Review-2013-Workforce-participation-of-older-workers.pdf [36 Pages]


Jackson, N.O. (2011). The demographic forces shaping New Zealand’s future. What population ageing [really] means. NIDEA Working Papers No. 1, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato, Hamilton.


Jackson, N.O. (2010). Future Workforce Study - Workforce Supply: Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Part B, Section 1, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato, Hamilton. (December 2010). 48 pages.


Jackson, N.O. and Walter, M. (2010). Which of Australia’s Baby Boomers expect to delay their retirement? An occupational overview, Australian Bulletin of Labour 36 (1), 29-61Walter, M., Jackson, N.O. & Felmingham, B. (2008) Keeping Australia’s Baby Boomers in the labour force. A policy perspective. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 43(2), 291-309.


Felmingham, B., Jackson, N.O., Walter, M., & Yan, Y.H. (2008). Australian early retirement tax biases prior to July 2007 and the likely effects of tax reform on retirement plans. Economic Papers, 27 (3), 250-264.


Jackson, N.O. (2007). Population ageing in a nutshell: A phenomenon in four dimensions. People and Place, 15 (2), 12-21.


Jackson, N.O., Walter, M., Felmingham, B., & Spinaze, A. (2006). Will older Australians change their retirement plans in line with government thinking? A review of recent literature on retirement intentions. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 32(4), 315-344.


Jackson, N.O. (2004). When the population clock stops ticking. Chapter 6 in R. White (ed.) Controversies in Environmental Sociology, Cambridge University Press, 92-112.


Baum, N., & Jackson, N. (2004). Planning and Local Government Response to Ageing and Place, Exposure Draft, Local Government Association of NSW and Shires Association of NSW, Sydney. http://www.lgsa.org.au/resources/documents/ageing_and_place_report_241105.pdf (86 pages plus electronic appendices).


Jackson, N.O. (2004). Population Ageing in New South Wales and its Local Government Areas, Report Commissioned by the Local Government Association of NSW and Shires Association of NSW, Sydney (500 pages).


Rottier, R. & Jackson, N.O. (2003). Unravelling the rhetoric of population ageing: the social construction of ‘troubles’ and ‘issues’. An Australian perspective. Journal of Communication, 13(1&2), 159-174.


Jackson, N.O. (2002). When the population clock stops ticking. An indicative study of population ageing in Tasmania. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 8 (1), 3-19.


Felmingham, B., Jackson, N.O. & Zhang, Q. (2002). Indicative impacts of population ageing on the operations of local government in Tasmania. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 8 (1), 95-109.


Jackson, N.O. & Kippen, R. (2001). Whither Tasmania? A note on Tasmania's population 'problem'. People and Place, 9 (1), 27-37.


Jackson, N.O. (1999). Understanding population ageing. A background. Australian Social Policy, 1, 203-224.