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dc.contributor.authorMaennig, Wolfgangen_US
dc.contributor.authorStobernack, Michaelen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper is the first test of differences between age-related reductions in the performance of men and women. The assumption that men age faster is obvious, because men's life expectancy is generally lower. In addition to other studies on age-related reduction in human performance, this paper examines the data taken from competitions on rowing machines, which have been standardized worldwide and which are hardly affected by weather or temperature. A third innovation is that this study looks for any potential ageing processes specific to gender and physique. Fourth, fractional polynomials have been added to the testing methodology. Contrary to intuition, we find evidence that women are affected by faster age-related reductions in performance.en_US
dc.publisherUniv, Fak. Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss., Dep. Wirtschaftswiss. Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHamburg contemporary economic discussions 38en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor productivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordageing economicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomics of genderen_US
dc.titleDo men slow down faster than women?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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