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Labour Markets and Demographic Change
     

Labour Markets and Demographic Change

by Michael Kuhn (Editor), Carsten Ochsen (Editor)
 
This collection of research papers explores some of the salient issues relating to the impact of demographic change on the workings and outcomes of labour markets. A first chapter studies the direct impact of ageing on employment and unemployment. However, the age structure of the workforce also shapes productivity and the scope for innovation, issues which are taken

Overview

This collection of research papers explores some of the salient issues relating to the impact of demographic change on the workings and outcomes of labour markets. A first chapter studies the direct impact of ageing on employment and unemployment. However, the age structure of the workforce also shapes productivity and the scope for innovation, issues which are taken up in turn. Furthermore, it is often argued that a decline in the size of the workforce may be offset by an increase in the workers’ skills and knowledge. The impact of demographic developments such as ageing and migration on the accumulation and transfer of human capital is, therefore, studied by a further set of contributions. The volume is rounded off with analyses relating to the supply of labour by women and by older workers. The authors ask, for instance, whether (female) labour migration as well as changes in retirement patterns and policies may counterbalance the expected workforce shrinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783531166285
Publisher:
VS Verlag fur Sozialwissenschaften
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Series:
Demografischer Wandel - Hintergrunde und Herausforderungen Series
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael Kuhn is Senior Researcher at the Vienna Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Prof. Dr. Carsten Ochsen is Junior Professor for Applied Economic Research at the Department of Economics at the University of Rostock, Germany.

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