Age, Wage and Productivity

J.C. van Ours, L. Stoeldraijer

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Abstract

Previous empirical studies on the effect of age on productivity and wages find contradicting results. Some studies find that if workers grow older there is an increasing gap between productivity and wages, i.e. wages increase with age while productivity does not or does not increase at the same pace. However, other studies find no evidence of such an age related pay-productivity gap. We perform an analysis of the relationship between age, wage and productivity using a matched worker-firm panel dataset from Dutch manufacturing covering the period 2000-2005. We find little evidence of an age related pay-productivity gap.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherMicroeconomics
Number of pages49
Volume2010-12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2010-12

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Wage gap

Keywords

  • age
  • wage
  • productivity

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van Ours, J. C., & Stoeldraijer, L. (2010). Age, Wage and Productivity. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2010-12). Tilburg: Microeconomics.
van Ours, J.C. ; Stoeldraijer, L. / Age, Wage and Productivity. Tilburg : Microeconomics, 2010. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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Tilburg : Microeconomics, 2010. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2010-12).

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