Age and productivity : sector differences?


Göbel, Christian ; Zwick, Thomas


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/29758
Additional URL: http://www.zew.de/de/publikationen/publikation.php...
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-297584
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2011
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 11-058
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J11 , J14 , J21,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , ältere Arbeitnehmer , Produktivität , Branchenentwicklung , Schätzung
Keywords (English): ageing workforce , age , productivity , linked employer employee data , sectors
Abstract: In most industrialised countries, the workforce is ageing rapidly. If ageing workforces affect sectors differently, the total impact of ageing will depend on the industrial structure of an economy. This paper measures the impact of changes in the age structure of establishments on productivity using representative linked employeremployee panel data. We argue that establishment age-productivity profiles might differ for various reasons. For example, the importance of physical strength and possibilities to compensate deficits in skills differ between sectors. We investigate differences in the age-productivity profiles between the (metal) manufacturing and services sectors. However, in our preferred specification that controls for several potential sources of estimation biases, we find no significant differences in the ageproductivity profiles between these sectors.

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