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Can age discrimination be justified with a lower productivity of older workers?

Jens Barthel ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The connection between age and productivity is a widely discussed topic in the empirical literature. The present paper's aim is to contribute to the explanation of an apparant lower productivity of older individuals. If we introduce uncertainty about the future working conditions depending on present success, a decrease of productivity over the working life can be observed despite a constant a priori productivity.

Keywords: age discrimination; productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J14 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-12-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-eff and nep-lab
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