EconStor >
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn >
IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35725
  
Title:Are young and old workers harmful for firm productivity? PDF Logo
Authors:Lallemand, Thierry
Rycx, François
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3938
Abstract:This paper investigates the effects of the workforce age structure on the productivity of large Belgian firms. More precisely, it examines different scenarios of changes in the proportion of young (16-29 years), middle-aged (30-49 years) and old (more than 49 years) workers and their expected effects on firm productivity. Using detailed matched employer-employee data, we find that a higher share of young (old) workers within firms is favourable (harmful) for firm value added per capita. Results also show that age structure effects on productivity are stronger in ICT than in non-ICT firms.
Subjects:Firm performance
workforce age structure
demographic changes
JEL:J21
J31
L25
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009020982
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
589814095.pdf429.69 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35725

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.