Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125412
Authors: 
Boockmann, Bernhard
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 189
Abstract: 
Population aging in many developed countries has motivated some governments to provide wage subsidies to employers for hiring or retaining older workers. The subsidies are intended to compensate for the gap between the pay and productivity of older workers, which may discourage their hiring. A number of empirical studies have investigated how wage subsidies influence employers’ hiring and employment decisions and whether the subsidies are likely to be efficient. To which groups subsidies should be targeted and how the wage subsidy programs interact with incentives for early retirement are open questions.
Subjects: 
long-term unemployment
active labor market programs
older workers
early retirement
labor demand
wage subsidies
JEL: 
J64
H24
C31
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Document Type: 
Article

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