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IT Training and Employability of Older Workers

Katrin Schleife

No 08-021, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract: This paper empirically analyzes the relationship between firm-provided IT training and the firm?s proportion of older workers. Using data from the ZEW ICT survey of the years 2004 and 2007, the results show that a firm?s IT intensity plays a crucial role: firms intensively using information technologies employ a significantly smaller proportion of older workers than firms that are less IT-intensive. However, higher participation rates of older workers in IT training are related to a larger proportion of older workers within firms. It turns out that this effect is of particular importance in firms that intensively use IT.

Keywords: older workers; IT training; information technologies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J14 J21 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-knm and nep-lab
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