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Older workers' employment in dynamic technology changes

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  • Malul, Miki

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Discrimination against older workers and the higher barriers for entrance to the workforce that these workers face are well documented in the literature. This situation becomes even worse when technological changes take place. In this paper the different responses of younger and older workers to those technological changes were analyzed, and it was revealed that older workers can be severely harmed when such changes occur. It was found that providing a subsidy for older workers could aid in reducing the unemployment among older workers, together with increasing growth of the economy and decreasing the inequality of income distribution.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics).

Volume (Year): 38 (2009)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 809-813

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Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:38:y:2009:i:5:p:809-813

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Keywords: Public policy Technological change Labor market Older workers;

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  1. Carter Thomas J., 2011. "Training and Turnover with Equilibrium Unemployment," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 11(1), pages 1-23, March.
  2. Miki Malul, 2012. "A Dynamic Brain Drain in Peripheral Regions," ERSA conference papers ersa12p230, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Miki, Malul & Yuval, Fany, 2011. "Using education to reduce the wage gap between men and women," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 412-416, August.
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