Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Contact Details

Phone: +64 4 463 9491
Fax: +64 4 463 7413
Email: Judith.Davey@vuw.ac.nz
Office: RWW 521

Title

Senior Associate

Qualifications

BA (Hons) (Lond), PhD (Durham)

Profile

Dr. Judith Davey was Director of the New Zealand Institute for Research on Ageing  (NZiRA from) 2002 to early 2007 and is now a Senior Associate of the Institute for Governnance and Policy Studies at Victoria University. Prior to 1991 she was the Deputy Director of the New Zealand Planning Council and has been a consultant on social policy and social research since the 1970s.

Judith is a graduate of London University and did her PhD at Durham University. Before coming to New Zealand, she was also a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Judith’s personal focus for research is the ageing of the population and its policy implications. She has researched income, transport and housing issues for older people and has published papers and reports on home equity release and intergenerational issues. She has an extensive publication record, including academic papers, books and book chapters and commissioned reports and has provided advice to numerous policy-making bodies in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Selected Recent Publications

Books and Academic Articles:

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

Koopman-Boyden, P., Cameron, M., Davey, J. & Richardson, M. (2014). Making active ageing a reality: Maximising participation and contribution by older people 2014. Report to the Ministry of Buiness, Innovation and Employment. National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waitako.

Gee, Susan and Davey, Judith A. (2011) “Recognising Diversity among Older New Zealanders”.  Chapter 18 in Low, Jason & Jose, Paul (Eds.) Lifespan Development: The New Zealand Context. Second Edition.Pearson Education, Auckland.

Davey, Judith and McKendry, Jane (2011) Financial abuse of older people in New Zealand
Working Paper IPS WP11/10.  Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington. http://ips.ac.nz/publications/publications/show/324

Davey, Judith, Keeling, Sally and Zodgekar, Arvind (2010) Families, Ageing and Migration: Indian Communities in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.  IPS WP 10/03:
http://ips.ac.nz/publications/publications/show/286

Davey, Judith (2010) “What Are We Saving For? Using assets in retirement” Chapter 8 in Davey, Judith, Rashbrooke, Geoff and Stephens, Robert (Editors)  Retirement Income Policy and Intergenerational Equity- Conference Proceedings. Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington

Davey, J. (2009) The Meaning of Life: New Zealanders talk about spirituality. International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality. The Selwyn Centre for Ageing and Spirituality, Auckland. http://www.selwyncare.org.nz/site_resources/library/PDFs/ConferencePapers/Judith_Davey_Paper.pdf

Davey, Judith A. (2009) “Aging and Gerontology in New Zealand”, in Palmore, E., Whittington, F. and Kunkel, S. (Eds.) International Handbook on Aging.  Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut.

Davey, Judith A. (forthcoming) “Aging and Gerontology in New Zealand”, in Palmore, E., Whittington, F. and Kunkel, S. (Eds.) International Handbook on Aging. Praeger Publishers, Westport, Connecticut.

Davey, Judith A. and Grey, Sandra (2008) “New Zealand: From early innovation to humanising the market” Chapter 5 in Alcock, Pete and Craig, Gary (eds.) International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developed World. Second Edition. London, Palgrave.

Gee, Susan and Davey, Judith A. (2008) “ Recognising Diversity among Older New Zealanders”. Chapter 18 in Low, Jason & Jose, Paul (Eds.) Lifespan Development: The New Zealand Context. Second Edition. Pearson Education, Auckland.

Keeling, S. and Davey, J. (2008) Working carers in New Zealand: zones of care and contested boundaries. Chapter 7 in Martin-Matthews, A. and Phillips, J. (Eds.) Blurring the Boundaries: Ageing at the intersection of Work and Home Life. Psychology Press, London.

Davey, J (2008) 'Workforce Ageing – An Issue for Employers' IPS Working Paper (Wellington, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies)

Davey, J. (2008) What influences retirement decisions? Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Issue 33, p. 110-125.

Boston, J. and Davey, J. (Eds) (2006) Opportunities and Risks: The Implications of Population Ageing (Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington)

Davey, J. (2006) The Labour Market. Chapter 7 in Boston, J. and Davey, J. (Editors) Opportunities and Risks: The Implications of Population Ageing (Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington).

Davey, J. (2006) ‘Housing’ Chapter 9 in Boston, J. and Davey, J. (Eds) Opportunities and Risks: The Implications of Population Ageing (Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington).

Schofield, V., Davey, J., Keeling, S. and Parsons, M. (2006) ‘Ageing in Place’ Chapter 10 in Boston, J. and Davey, J. (Eds) Opportunities and Risks: The Implications of Population Ageing (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Wellington)

Boston, J. and Davey, J. (2006) ‘Politics of Ageing’ Chapter 13 in Boston, J. and Davey, J. (Eds) Opportunities and Risks: The Implications of Population Ageing (Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Wellington).

Davey, J. (2006) ‘ “Ageing in Place’” The Views of Older Homeowners on Maintenance, Renovation and Adaptation’ Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Issue 27: 128-141.

Davey, J. and Davies, M. (2006) ‘Work In Later Life – Opportunity or Threat?’  Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Issue 27: 20-37.

Davey, J. (2005) ‘Social Monitoring and the Challenge of an Ageing Population’, in Ladley, A. and Martin, J. (eds), The Visible Hand: The Changing Role of the State in New Zealand’s Development. (Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington) ,pp 125-150

Gee, S. & Davey, J (2005) ‘Recognising Diversity among Older New Zealanders’ Chapter 18 in Low, J & Jose, P (Eds.) Lifespan Development: The New Zealand Context(Pearson Education, Auckland).

Davey, J. (2005) ‘Formal study in retirement – how can it contribute to positive ageing?’ The New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 33(2): 47-63.

Davey, J. (2005) ‘Social Policy in New Zealand – Issues for an Ageing Society – Past, Present and Future’ Journal of Total Care (Sougou kea), 15(2): 58-65 (published in Japanese).

Davey, J., Neale, J. and Morris Matthews, K. (eds) (2003) Living and Learning: Experiences of University after Age 40 (Victoria University Press, Wellington).

Davey, J. (2003)Early School Leavers and the Path to University’ Chapter 2 in Davey, J., Neale, J. and Morris Matthews, K. (Eds) (2003) Living and Learning: Experiences of University after Age 4 (Victoria University Press, Wellington).

Davey, J. (2003)Redundancy as an Opportunity – Job Loss and Education in Mid Life’ Chapter 8 in Davey, J., Neale, J. and Morris Matthews, K. (Eds) (2003) Living and Learning: Experiences of University after Age 40 (Victoria University Press, Wellington).

Davey, J. (2003)University Study in Retirement – Continuity, Substitution and Identity’ Chapter 9 in Davey, J., Neale, J. and Morris Matthews, K. (Eds) (2003) Living and Learning: Experiences of University after Age 40 (Victoria University Press, Wellington).

Davey, J.  (2001) ‘New Zealand: The Myth of Egalitarianism’ Chapter 5 in Alcock, Pete and Craig, Gary (Eds.) International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developed World (Palgrave, London)

Davey, J. (2003) ‘Human Capital Issues in an Ageing Workforce’ Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Issue 20: 156-172.

Davey, J.and Jamieson, A. (2003)Against the Odds: Pathways of early school leavers into university education: Evidence from England and New Zealand’ International Journal of Lifelong Education. 22(3): 266-280.

Davey, J. (2003) ‘Opportunity or Outrage? Redundancy and Educational Involvement in Mid-Life’ Journal of Education and Work, 16(1): 87-102.

Major published reports

Davey, J. and Wilton, V. (2006) Home Equity Release Schemes in New Zealand – Consumer Perspectives. Retirement Commission and Office for Senior Citizens.
http://www.retirement.org.nz/files/Home_Equity_Release_Schemes_Jul06.pdf

Wilton, V. and Davey, J. (2006) Grandfathers - their changing family roles and contributions. NZ Families Commission. http://www.nzfamilies.org.nz/publications/index.php#blueskies

Davey, J. (2005) The Prospects and Potential of Home Equity Release in New Zealand; Update to 2005. Office of the Retirement Commissioner, available at www.retirement.org.nz.

Davey, J. (2004) Coping without a Car. Office for Senior Citizens. Ministry of Social Development web-site and summary report in hard copy, Wellington, available at www.osc.govt.nz.

Davey, J. and Keeling, S. (2004) Combining work and Eldercare: a study of employees in two City Councils who provide informal care for older people. www.dol.govt.nz/futureofwork/workforce-elder-care.asp

Davey, J., Nana, G., de Joux, V. and Arcus, M. (2004) Accommodation Options for Older People in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Centre for Housing Policy Aotearoa/New Zealand, Wellington, and www.chranz.co.nz

Davey, J. and Nimmo, K. (2004) Older People and Transport: A scoping paper. Ministry of Transport, Wellington, and www.transport.govt.nz/current/issues/

Davey, J. (2004) Coping without a Car. Ministry of Social Development, Wellington, and www.osc.govt.nz

Davey, J. and Cornwall, J. (2003) Maximising the Potential of Older Workers. New Zealand Institute for Research on Ageing, Wellington.

Davey, Judith (2005)  Report on Progress towards the Goals of the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy, for the Office for Senior Citizens.

Memberships, Appointments and Other Work

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Health and Social Care in the Community Journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Australasian Journal on Ageing
  • Voluntary policy advisor for Age Concern New Zealand
    See blog - www.acnzonresearch.wordpress.com