Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105413
Authors: 
Pfeifer, Christian
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Contemporary Economics [ISSN:] 2084-0845 [Publisher:] Vizja Press & IT [Place:] Warsaw [Volume:] 8 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 25-46
Abstract: 
This empirical paper documents the relationship between the 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 using newly available, unique data. We find concave age-productivity profiles and a negative correlation of age on firms' profitability. Moreover, our micro-econometric 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.
Subjects: 
ageing
firm performance
gender
productivity
profitability
Germany
JEL: 
D22
D24
J21
J24
L25
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Document Type: 
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