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
Information about the LiLACS NZ study can be found at The LiLACS NZ research programme.
Further information about findings in this report and LiLACS NZ are on the LiLACS NZ website.