Project reports

Project reports of Health and Ageing Research Team study findings.

Health, Work & Retirement Study 2014

Keeling, S., & Stevenson, B. (2015). Tracking the health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders affected by the Canterbury earthquakes. Occasional Report Series: Health and Ageing Research Team (Eds.), Massey University, Palmerston North. EQC_Final_Report.pdf (5,912 KB)

Health, Work & Retirement Study 2013 (also "Inclusion, Contribution & Connection Study")

Alpass, F., Spicer, J., Stevenson, B., & Stephens, C. (2015). Experiences of older workers: Preferences, plans and attitudes. Inclusion, Contribution & Connection Summary Report. Massey University: Palmerston North. ICC_Older_worker_experiences_report_2015.pdf (823 KB)

Davey, J. A. (2015). Impact on the labour market of the aspirations and preferences of older workers: A policy paper.  Massey University: Palmerston North, NZ. Older_Workers_Policy_Paper_Davey_2015.pdf (721 KB)

Stephens, C., Alpass, F., & Stevenson, B. (2014).  Inclusion, contribution and connection: A study of the ageing in Aotearoa.  Summary Report.  Massey University, New Zealand: Authors. ICC_Summary_Report_2014.pdf (1,665 KB)

Health, Work & Retirement Study 2012 (also "NZSLA")

King, P. (2014). Application of the ICECAP-A measure. Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Wellington: Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit. ICECAP_measure_NZLSA_2014.pdf (215 KB)

Health, Work & Retirement Study 2010 (also "NZSLA")

Alpass, F., & Keeling, S., & Pond, R. (2014). Caregiving. Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Palmerston North: Massey University. Caregiving_NZLSA_2014.pdf (878 KB)

Budge, C., Stephens, C., & Stichbury, C. (2014). Health. Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Palmerston North: Massey University. Health_NZLSA_2014.pdf (1,445 KB)

Gorman, E., Scobie, G. M., & Towers, A. (2012). Health and retirement of older New Zealanders. New Zealand Treasury Working Paper 12/02. Wellington, New Zealand: The Treasury. http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/research-policy/wp/2012/12-02/twp12-02.pdf

Keeling, S., Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Stevenson, B., (2013). Detecting ‘Ripple Effects' of the Canterbury Earthquakes in a national longitudinal study of aging. Poster presented at the Researching the Health Implications of Seismic Events Symposium, 22 November 2013, Christchurch, NZ. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386), 23.  CHCH_Earthquake_NZLSA_2013.pdf (919 KB)

Noone, J., & Alpass, F. (2014). Work and retirement. Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing.  Palmerston North: Massey University. Work_and_Retirement_NZLSA_2014.pdf (1,945 KB)

Noone, J., & Stephens, C. (2014).  Social integration, health and quality of life.  Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing.  Palmerston North: Massey University. Social_integration_NZLSA_2014.pdf (3,504 KB)

Noone, J., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2014).  Socioeconomic status. Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing.  Palmerston North: Massey University. Socioeconomic_Status_NZLSA_2014.pdf (3,041 KB)

Scobie, G. M., & Enright, J. (2010). Healthy, Wealthy and Working: Retirement Decisions of Older New Zealanders.  New Zealand Treasury Working Paper (WP 10/02).  Wellington: NZ Treasury.

Stevenson, B. (2014). Pathways to retirement for Māori. Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing.  Palmerston North: Massey University. Pathways_to_Retirement_for_Maori_NZLSA_2014.pdf (1,073 KB)

Waldegrave, C. (2014).  Income, assets, poverty and housing tenure.  Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing.  Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit. Income_Poverty_Assets_and_Housing_NZLSA_2014.pdf (641 KB)

Waldegrave, C., King, P., & Rowe, E. (2012). Aucklanders 50 and over: A health, social, economic and demographic summary analysis of the life experiences of older Aucklanders. Report prepared for the Auckland Council, Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit. Wellington: Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit and Elizabeth Rowe of Elizabeth Rowe Consulting. Aucklanders_50_and_Over_2012.pdf (1,132 KB)

Health, Work & Retirement Study Cognitive interviews 2010-2012 (also "NZSLA")

Callow, L., & Alpass, F. (2014). Cognitive functioning. Summary report for the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Palmerston North: Massey University. Cognitive_Functioning_NZLSA_2014.pdf (868 KB)

Callow, L. (2014).  Cognitive functioning in older New Zealand adults: A pilot study on the use of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination – Revised.  Palmerston North: Massey University. Cognitive_Functioning_Pilot_Study_2014.pdf (464 KB)

Health, Work & Retirement Study Qualitative Interviews 2008

Davey, J. (2008). Qualitative interviews. In, Health, Work and Retirement Survey: Summary report for the 2006 data wave. Palmerston North: School of Psychology, Massey University.  qualitative_interviews-davey.pdf (292 KB)

Keeling, S., Davey, J. & Glasgow, K. (2009). Qualitative Interviews. Summary Report for the 2008 Data Wave, Health, Work and Retirement Survey, School of Psychology, Massey University.  HWR NZIRA August 09 _4_1.pdf (192 KB)

Health, Work & Retirement Study 2008

Stephens, C. & Noone, J. (2011).Social networks and their effects on health over time: A report from 2006 and 2008 HWR data waves. Palmerston North: School of Psychology, Massey University. Working paper.  Stephens_Noone_SS_Chapter_220212.pdf (295 KB)

Pond, R., Alpass, F., &  Stephens, C. (2012). Caregiving. In, Health, Work and Retirement Survey: Summary report for the 2008 data wave. Palmerston North: School of Psychology, Massey University.  Caregiving_tech_report_060912.pdf (874 KB)

Gorman, E., Scobie, G. M., & Towers, A. (2012). Health and retirement of older New Zealanders. New Zealand Treasury Working Paper 12/02. Wellington, New Zealand: The Treasury.

Towers, A. (2009). The psychology of ageing in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Introducing the Health and Retirement Research Team at Massey University. Psychology Aotearoa, 1, 23-26.

Health, Work & Retirement Study 2006

Alpass, F (2008). Work and Retirement. The Health, Work and Retirement Study: Summary report for the 2006 data wave. Palmerston North: Massey University.  Work_Fiona Alpass.pdf (843 KB)

Noone, J., & Stevenson, B. (2008). Maori cultural identity. In, Health, Work and Retirement Survey: Summary report for the 2006 data wave. Palmerston North: School of Psychology, Massey University.  cultural_identity-Noone-Stevenson.pdf (212 KB)

Stephens, C., & Noone, J. (2008). Health. In, Health, Work and Retirement Survey: Summary report for the 2006 data wave.  Palmerton North: School of Psychology, Massey University.  health_stephens-noone.pdf (549 KB)

Stephens, C., & Noone, J. (2008). Social support, social networks and wellbeing. In, Health, Work and Retirement Survey: Summary report for the 2006 data wave.  Palmerston North: School of Psychology, Massey University.  social-support_Stephens-Noone.pdf (398 KB)

Other project reports

Living Standards for Elders Study (LSCAPE)

Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Henricksen, A., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., & Alpass, F. (2013). Measuring living standards of older people: Development and validation of the LSCAPE.   Summary report for the Living Standards for Elders Study.  Palmerston North: Massey University. LSCAPE_24_Development_2014.pdf (456 KB)

Butcher, E., & Breheny, M. (2013).  The importance of dependence on place for older Māori on the East Cape. Summary report for the Living Standards for Elders Study.  Palmerston North: Massey University. Older_Maori_on_the_East_Cape_LSCAPE_2014.pdf (886 KB)

Hurley, K., Breheny, M., & Tuffin, K. (2013).  New Zealanders discuss state-funded income support in retirement. Summary report for the Living Standards for Elders Study.  Palmerston North: Massey University. Income_support_in_retirement_LSCAPE_2014.pdf (393 KB)

Breheny, M, Stephens, C. & Mansvelt, J. (2011). Developing a measure of living standards for older people using Sen's capability framework. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing (pp. 1-22). 4th November 2011, Lisbon, Portugal: ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon. 2ndIWSEA_BREHENY_Stephens_Mansvelt.pdf (188 KB)

Mansvelt, J., Breheny, M., & Stephens, C. (2011). Pursuing Security: Economic living standards and capabilities of older New Zealanders. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing (pp. 1-18). 4th November 2011, Lisbon, Portugal: ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon. 2ndIWSEA_MANSVELT_Breheny_Stephens.pdf (159 KB)

Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Mansvelt, J. & Horrell, B. (2011). Developing a measure of living standards for elders. Report on FRST funded project MAUX0902. Living_Standards_for_Elders_breheny.pdf (170 KB)

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