Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24696
Authors: 
Schleife, Katrin
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 04-62 [rev.]
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the determinants of computer use by male employees and estimates the impact of computer use on the employment status for older workers, based on individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). In line with previous research on the diffusion of new technologies, a strong and negative relationship between the age of workers and computer use is found. The correlation of educational level and occupational status on computer use is significantly positive. However, the estimated impact of computer use on the change in employment status of older workers becomes insignificant when controlling for individual and firm-specific characteristics.
Subjects: 
computer use
older workers
employment status
JEL: 
J14
J26
O33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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