Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35810
Authors: 
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4264
Abstract: 
For various reasons the relationship between age and productivity is a matter of policy concern. I present new empirical research showing how productivity is affected by age. I study age effects at the individual level by analyzing data on running and publishing in economic journals. Furthermore I present empirical evidence at the firm level on the relationship between age, wage and productivity. In particular I address the potential wage-productivity gap that might occur at higher ages. I conclude that the productivity of older workers indeed decreases with their age. Nevertheless, the decline is limited. Furthermore, I find no evidence of a pay-productivity at higher ages.
Subjects: 
Age
productivity
matched worker-firm data
JEL: 
J14
J24
J31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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