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Aging in a Neoclassical Theory of Labor Demand

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  • Thomas Christiaans

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    This paper introduces aging of workers into the neoclassical theory of labor demand. Among other things, it is shown that under reasonable hypotheses employment, even of younger workers, increases in the span of working life. Using the standard model without aging, the analysis of such issues has not been possible up to now. The main results derived for constant returns to scale carry over to the qualitatively equivalent steady state of a model with decreasing returns to scale. Thus, constant returns to scale loose much of their special flavor. The implied age-structure of optimum employment turns out to accord well with empirical evidence.

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    Paper provided by Universität Siegen, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht in its series Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge with number 112-03.

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    Keywords: Labor Demand; Aging; Adjustment Costs;

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    1. Marco Runkel, 1999. "Product Durability, Solid Waste Management and Market Structure," Volkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 78-99, Universität Siegen, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht.
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    1. Prskawetz, Alexia & Veliov, Vladimir M., 2007. "Age-specific dynamic labor demand and human capital investment," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 31(12), pages 3741-3777, December.

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