Income in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ

Published online: 
16 April 2015
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Income in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about the sources of income for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years) and their attitudes towards their money situation.

The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of advanced ageing, called Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand – Te Puā waitanga O Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ).

The report is available on the LiLACS NZ publications website.

Preview of key findings

  • New Zealand Superannuation (NZS) was the main source of income for most people in advanced age.
  • Māori were twice as likely as non-Māori to report the NZS was their only source of income.
  • Māori were less likely than non-Māori to feel comfortable with their money situation

Together with other findings from LiLACS NZ this information will assist the health sector, especially health policy analysts, planners and health care providers from district health boards, primary health organisations, and Māori health providers, to plan and deliver services to people in advanced age.

For more information

Further information about findings in this report and LiLACS NZ are on the LiLACS NZ website.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    16 April 2015
  • Citation:
    Kerse N, LiLACS NZ. 2014. Income in Advanced Age: Findings from LiLACS NZ. Auckland: School of Population Health, The University of Auckland.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.

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