Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57122
Authors: 
Humpert, Stephan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 235
Abstract: 
There is only a few literature on age specific occupational segregation. In this descriptive paper, I focus on job opportunities for newly hired older male and female workers. It is an enriched replication study of Hutchens (ILRR,1988), who showed that firms employ older workers, but hire them less. I use a rich dataset for West Germany with information for almost thirty years, the regional file of the IAB Employment Sample (IABS-R04). By drawing segregation curves and calculating different measures, such as Dissimilarity Index and Hutchens Square Root Segregation Index, I find clear evidence that age related segregation exists. While newly hired workers in the age groups of 18 to 34 and 35 to 54 are quiet similar distributed in terms of the indices, the oldest age group of 55 years and older, and especially older women, are more segregated. Differences for older male and female workers over time, may be explained by changes in labor and retirement policies.
Subjects: 
Labor Demand
Age Segregation
Older Workers
Gender
JEL: 
J23
J24
J21
J14
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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