This Uni SA project involves a research team from the School of Commerce and the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy. The research team is lead by Dr Braam Lowies.
Project: Financial capability of older people
This project will research the financial capability of older people, with a focus on home care packages and choosing financial products. The project looks at what financial capability is needed for particular decisions, people’s actual capability to make an informed decisions (given their financial literacy, confidence and cognitive ability), and how best to close any gaps.
The research team has strong connections with NGOs in the aged care sector in SA and the project builds on earlier research on ageing in SA.