Decomposing the change in labour force indicators over time
AbstractIn this paper we study changes in the size and the composition of the labour force in five OECD countries from 1983 through 2000. We apply a recent decomposition method to quantify the components of the change over time in the crude labour force rate and the mean age of the labour force. Our results show that the change in the crude labour force rate was dominated by the change in age-specific labour force participation rates. For the mean age of the labour force we find that for males the change in the age composition of the population predominately explains the overall change while the results for females are less clear-cut.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.
Volume (Year): 13 (2005)
Issue (Month): 7 (October)
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decomposition method; labor force; labor force indicators; population aging;
Other versions of this item:
- Alexia Prskawetz & Barbara Zagaglia & Thomas Fent & Vegard Skirbekk, 2009. "Decomposing the Change in Labour Force Indicators over Time," European Demographic Research Papers, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna 0401, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
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