Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung
Best Paper Award 2007 of the Journal for Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, ZAF)
The publishers of the Journal for Labour Market Research (Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung, ZAF) have granted the best article of 2007 the Best Paper Award to the sum of 1,000 euros. The prize money will be divided equally between:
- Lutz Schneider, researcher at the Halle Institute of Economic Research (Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle) and
- Jürg Schweri and Barbara Müller, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung, EHB).
In his paper "55 and already on the scrap heap? An analysis of the effect of age on productivity according to the Linked-Employer-Employee-Data Sample (LIAB) (Mit 55 zum alten Eisen? Eine Analyse des Alterseinflusses auf die Produktivität anhand des LIAB)" (Issue 1/2007, p. 77 ff.), Schneider shows that employees between 35 and 44 demonstrate the highest productivity by comparison. However the differences between manufacturing industry and the service sector are conspicuous: whereas in the manufacturing industry there is a negative correlation between in-house productivity and the size of the youngest group between 15 and 24 years of age, this year group shows higher productivity on average in the service sector than the 55- to 64-year-olds.
Jürg Schweri and Barbara Müller receive the award for the ZAF article "Why has the share of training firms declined in Switzerland?". The paper appeared in the topical issue 2-3/2007 (p. 149 ff.) and deals with the causes for the declining share of establishments in Switzerland offering training. The most important causes, according to Schweri and Müller, would appear to lie in the increasing amount of extremely small establishments, in the changes in industrial structure, in the drop in the number of young people, and the increase in academic secondary school pupils. These findings, the authors conclude, do not give any indication of a drop in the willingness of the establishments to offer training and hence also not any justification for political interference in the Swiss apprenticeship market.
Mit 55 zum alten Eisen? Eine Analyse des Alterseinflusses auf die Produktivität anhand des LIAB
Why has the share of training firms declined in Switzerland?
IAB and the publishing committee of ZAF gratulate the prizewinners warmly. We would like to mention here that articles co-authored by members of the ZAF publishing committee were a priori excluded from the appraisal.
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