Sind ältere Beschäftigte weniger produktiv? Eine empirische Analyse anhand des LIAB

Against the background of an aging labor force in Germany and insufficient job chances of elders the paper rises the question, whether various age groups differ in their productivity levels. The analysis is carried out on the basis of a new linked employer-employee dataset for the years of 2000 and 2003. With respect to the manufacturing sector the cross section regressions provide unambiguous evidence for a higher productivity of mid-age-workers. In contrast the effects regarding the service sector turn out to be of less significance.

17. July 2006

Authors Lutz Schneider

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