Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158733
Authors: 
Beckmann, Michael
Mühler, Grit
Schauenberg, Bernd
Year of Publication: 
2011
Citation: 
[Journal:] Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung – Journal for Labour Market Research [ISSN:] 2510-5027 [Volume:] 43 [Year:] 2011 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 319-325
Abstract (Translated): 
The objective of this paper is to analyse the flexibility opportunities of firms to respond to increasing labour market requirements and heterogeneity. Thereby, we focus on two groups of workers and two kinds of management events. The two groups of workers are female and older workers, while continuous training and the use of flexible working contracts (i.e. fixed-term employment, temporary agency work) represent our two kinds of management events. On the basis of large individual- and firm-level data sets we find evidence in line with a gender-biased technological and organisational change in favour of female workers and an age-biased technological and organisational change at the expense of older workers. Furthermore, the use of continuous training, fixed-term contracts and temporary agency workers appears to be beneficial for both labour market participants, i.e. firms and workers. Our results enable firms to respond more effectively to labour markets shortages caused by demographic developments or labour supply changes.
Subjects: 
Personalpolitik
Arbeitskräftenachfrage
erwerbstätige Frauen
ältere Arbeitnehmer
betriebliche Weiterbildung
Heterogenität
Arbeitsmarkt
Leiharbeit
befristeter Arbeitsvertrag
Personalanpassung
technischer Wandel
organisatorischer Wandel
Beschäftigungseffekte
Qualifikationsstruktur
atypische Beschäftigung
IAB-Betriebspanel
IAB-Linked-Employer-Employee-Datensatz
JEL: 
J31
J51
J52
C21
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Document Type: 
Article

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