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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Rethinking retirement

November 17th, 2014

Episode 57 of 511 episodes

Our ageing population is a threatening ‘demographic time bomb'. That’s the common perception. Wrong – says our panel on Big Ideas and explains why our aging population is a bon and not a burden to society. Today’s seniors contribute more to society than ever before; and they have a very different idea of what retirement looks like.

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