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Specific Measures for Older Employees and Late Career Employment

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  • Bernhard Boockmann

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  • Jan Fries

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  • Christian Göbel

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We analyse the effects of specific measures for older employees (SMOE) on employment duration of workers aged 40 and above. Using longitudinal employer-employee data for German establishments, we account for worker and establishment heterogeneity and correct for stock-sampling. We find a positive effect of mixed-aged team work on employment duration and a negative effect of a part-time scheme addressed at older workers. Employment duration does not appear to be related to other SMOE, such as training and specific equipment of workplaces.

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Paper provided by Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW) in its series IAW Discussion Papers with number 89.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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Handle: RePEc:iaw:iawdip:89

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Keywords: older workers; human resources policies; SMOE; employment duration; linked employer-employee data; age; tenure.;

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