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Specific measures for older employees and late career employment

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  • Boockmann, Bernhard
  • Fries, Jan
  • Göbel, Christian

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We analyse the relationship between the application of specific measures for older employees (SMOE) and job 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 relation of mixed-aged team work to job duration and a negative relation of specific part-time addressed at older workers. Job duration does not appear to be related to other SMOE, such as training and specific equipment of workplaces. Our findings suggest that only certain specific measures for older employees alter employee retention.

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  • Boockmann, Bernhard & Fries, Jan & Göbel, Christian, 2018. "Specific measures for older employees and late career employment," The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Elsevier, vol. 12(C), pages 159-174.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:joecag:v:12:y:2018:i:c:p:159-174
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2018.03.005
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    Keywords

    Older workers; Human resources policies; SMOE; Employment duration; Linked employer-employee data; Age;

    JEL classification:

    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies

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