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    Retention and Re-integration of older workers into the labour market: What works?

    17 May 2017

    Although the labour market situation of older workers has significantly improved over time, opportunities to work at older age still vary considerably across EU countries. To trace diverging developments and to assess what works best in retaining employment and bringing older unemployed back to work developments in five countries are analysed: Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Austria.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 17/2017

    Does Participating in a Panel Survey Change Respondents’ Labor Market Behavior?

    03 May 2017
    Panel survey participation can bring about unintended changes in respondents’ behavior and/or reporting of behavior. Using administrative data linked to a large panel survey, we analyze changes in respondents’ labor market behavior. We estimate the causal effect of panel participation on the take-up of federal labor market programs using instrumental variables. Results show that panel survey participation leads to a decrease in respondents’ take-up of these measures. These results suggest that panel survey participation not only affects the reporting of behavior, as previous studies have demonstrated, but can also alter respondents’ actual behavior.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 15/2017

    The German Labor Market in the Great Recession: Shocks and Institutions

    27 April 2017

    This paper analyzes Germany’s unusual labor market experience during the Great Recession. We estimate a general equilibrium model with a detailed labor market block for postunification Germany. This allows us to disentangle the role of institutions (short-time work, government spending rules) and shocks (aggregate, labor market, and policy shocks) and to perform counterfactual exercises.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 14/2017

    Should the unemployed care for the elderly?

    19 April 2017

    Demographic change implies an increasing demand for elderly care and a lower Labor force potential at the same time. Training unemployed workers in care occupations might mitigate this problem. This study analyzes the effectiveness of subsidized Training in elderly care professions for the unemployed in Germany over 12 years.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 13/2017

    Resilience among vulnerable households in Europe - Questions, concept, findings and implications

    13 April 2017

    The paper shows the results of the RESCuE project, an in-depth qualitative Investigation of 250 vulnerable households, their living conditions and socioeconomic practices across nine European countries on the background of the European crisis since 2008.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 12/2017

    The relevance of personal characteristics and gender diversity for (eco) - innovation activities at the firm-level

    10 April 2017

    Up to now, the growing literature on the determinants of eco-innovation has not considered the influence of personal characteristics of the employees of a firm. The existing econometric analyses show much "noise" explaining the driving forces of eco-innovation. The paper tries to open the "black box" of unexplained heterogeneity. In fact, latent variables such as the greenness of a firm may be explained by the per-sonal characteristics (gender, family status, geographical origin, education etc.) of the staff and the decision makers in a firm.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 11/2017

    Wage losses due to overqualification: The role of formal degrees and occupational skills

    06 April 2017

    Wage penalties in overqualified employment are well documented, but little is known regarding the underlying mechanisms. We test two explanations, namely, formal overqualification and a mismatch of occupational skills. By using the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) survey that is linked to German administrative data, we can objectively measure both types of mismatches. 

    IAB-Discussion Paper 10/2017



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