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Pfeifer Christian (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany), Wagner Joachim (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany)
Tytuł
Age and Gender Effects of Workforce Composition on Productivity and Profits: Evidence from a New Type of Data for German Enterprises
Źródło
Contemporary Economics, 2014, vol. 8, nr 1, s. 25-49, tab.,wykr., bibliogr. 38 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Uwarunkowania mikroekonomiczne, Struktura zatrudnienia, Produktywność siły roboczej, Człowiek a praca, Wydajność pracy, Rentowność przedsiębiorstwa, Równouprawnienie kobiet i mężczyzn, Zarządzanie wiekiem, Ceteris paribus
Microeconomic conditions, Employment structure, Labour productivity, Human and labour, Labour efficiency, Enterprise profitability, Equal rights for women and men, Age management, Ceteris paribus
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Kraj/Region
Niemcy
Germany
Abstrakt
This empirical paper documents the relationship between the composition of a firm's workforce (with a special focus on age and gender) and its performance (productivity and profitability) for a large representative sample of enterprises from manufacturing industries in Germany using newly available, unique data. We find concave age-productivity profiles and a negative correlation of age on firms' profitability. Moreover, our micro-econometric analysis reveals for the first time that the ceteris paribus lower level of productivity in firms with a higher share of female employees does not go hand in hand with a lower level of profitability in these firms. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2084-0845
Język
eng
URI / DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.5709/ce.1897-9254.129
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