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dc.contributor.authorPfeifer, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-17T12:53:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-17T12:53:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57124-
dc.description.abstractThis empirical paper documents the relationship between composition of a firm's workforce (with a special focus on age and gender) and its performance (productivity and profitability) for a large representative sample of enterprises from manufacturing industries in Germany. We use unique newly available data that for the first time combine information from the statistics of employees covered by social security that is aggregated at the enterprise level and information from enterprise level surveys performed by the Statistical Offices. Our microeconometric analysis confirms previous findings of concave age-productivity profiles, which are consistent with human capital theory, and adds a new finding of a rather negative effect of age on firms' profitability, which is consistent with deferred compensation considerations. Moreover, our analysis reveals for the first time that the ceteris paribus lower level of productivity in firms with a higher share of female employees does not go hand in hand with a lower level of profitability in these firms. If anything, profitability is (slightly) higher in firms with a larger share of female employees. This finding might indicate that lower productivity of women is (over)compensated by lower wage costs for women, which might be driven by general labor market discrimination against women.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Inst. für Volkswirtschaftslehre Lüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 232en_US
dc.subject.jelD22en_US
dc.subject.jelD24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordageingen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordprofitabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwAltersgruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwRentabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVerarbeitendes Gewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleAge and gender composition of the workforce, productivity and profits: Evidence from a new type of data for German enterprisesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn686614550en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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