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Complexity, choice, and care in later life: the housing and support networks of women without children.
Ageing policy in Australia relies heavily on presumptions of home ownership, family caregiving, and consumer choice. These are important elements of ageing-in-place. Limited research exists about the influence of childlessness for ageing-in-place, or what older consumers actually want and need. This study explores the views of women consumers who are ageing without children about their needs, expectations, and choices regarding housing, care, and support services in later life. The study focuses on women born between 1946 and 1951 (currently aged 65 to 70 years). These women represent the leading edge of the post-Second World War baby boom generation.

Prof Julie Byles
Prof Julie Byles
Ms Cassie Curryer
Prof Mel Gray
Dr Melissa Harris