Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158786
Authors: 
Humpert, Stephan
Pfeifer, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal for Labour Market Research [ISSN:] 2510-5027 [Volume:] 46 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-17
Abstract: 
This paper takes a labor supply perspective (neoclassical labor supply, job search) to explain the lower employment rates of older workers and women. The basic rationale is that workers choose non-employment if their reservation wages are larger than the offered wages. Whereas the latter depend on workers' productivity and firms' decisions, reservation wages are largely determined by workers' endowments and preferences for leisure. To shed some empirical light on this issue, we use German survey data to analyze age and gender differences in reservation and entry wages, preferred and actual working hours, and satisfaction with leisure and work.
Subjects: 
Erwerbsbeteiligung
Erwerbsquote
altersspezifische Faktoren
geschlechtsspezifische Faktoren
Arbeitskräfteangebot
Erwerbsverhalten
Frauen
ältere Arbeitnehmer
Einkommenserwartung
Lohnhöhe
Arbeitszeitwunsch
Arbeitszufriedenheit
Beruf und Familie
Work-Life-Balance
JEL: 
J14
J22
J64
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Document Type: 
Article

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