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Trends in der Beschäftigung Älterer


"During the last two decades the labour market situation for older workers in Germany has significantly improved in so far that older workers stay longer in the labour market and particularly with their last employer. However, older persons still face difficulties when trying to reenter the labour market after a period of unemployment in spite of improved absorption levels on the labour market in general. The picture does not change even if one considers the fact that firms which have recruited older workers report positively about the performance of their newly recruited employees. The article shows that firms cannot act autonomously regarding their personnel policies One has to take into account interactions with labour supply and context related factors. Demographic change determines the level and the age structure of labour supply to a considerable extent. Labour market institutions, e. g. the pension scheme legislation, influence how far the supply of labour can be utilized. Last but not least, the quality of labour supply also depends on the employability of older workers." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Walwei, Ulrich (2018): Trends in der Beschäftigung Älterer * Rahmenbedingungen für betriebliche Personalpolitik. In: WSI-Mitteilungen, Vol. 71, Iss. 1, pp. 3-11.