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

Barthel, Jens (2008): Can age discrimination be justified with a lower productivity of older workers?

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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.

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