EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The effects of wage subsidies for older workers

Bernhard Boockmann ()

IZA World of Labor, 2015, No 189, 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.

Keywords: long-term unemployment; active labor market programs; older workers; early retirement; labor demand; wage subsidies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 H24 C31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://wol.iza.org/articles/effects-of-wage-subsidies-for-older-workers-1.pdf (application/pdf)
http://wol.iza.org/articles/effects-of-wage-subsidies-for-older-workers (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izawol:journl:y:2015:n:189

Access Statistics for this article

IZA World of Labor is currently edited by Daniel S. Hamermesh

More articles in IZA World of Labor from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Bloomsbury Information Ltd ().

 
Page updated 2019-06-21
Handle: RePEc:iza:izawol:journl:y:2015:n:189