Age-biased Technical and Organizational Change, Training and Employment Prospects of Older Workers
type="main" xml:id="ecca12078-abs-0001"> We analyse the role of training in mitigating the negative impact of technical and organizational changes on the employment prospects of older workers. Using a panel of French firms in the late 1990s, we first estimate wage bill share equations for different age groups. As a second step, we estimate the impact of ICT, innovative work practices and training on employment flows by age group in the next period. Training appears to have a positive impact on the employability of older workers, but it offers limited prospects to dampen the age bias associated with new technologies and innovative work practices.
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Volume (Year): 81 (2014)
Issue (Month): 322 (04)
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