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MEA research news - productivity in older ages and labor market

Please find here summaries and articles about the MEA research topics productivity in older ages and labor market.

Aging and Productivity: State of Research

Munich, February 2017

There is a wide-spread assumption that older workers are less productive – which would result in a negative effect on overall productivity due to the increasing number of elderly employees. This assumption is contradicted by MEA studies concerning productivity and age.

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Labor Market Participation, Home Production and the Demand for Unskilled Labor

Mannheim, 2006

In the course of increasing labor market participation, especially among women, and rising wealth, one observes an increase in outsourcing of home production. Cleaning ladies and house maids, but also restaurants, garages and kindergartens, take over work that has formerly been done by the people themselves. The process creates new jobs for unskilled workers in the service sector. Against this background, Melanie Lührmann and Matthias Weiss have examined the effects of prolonging the number of working hours per week or the impact of increasing labour market participation on the demand for unskilled labor and unemployment.

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Axel Börsch-Supan is member of the new French Economic Commission

29.05.2020


Munich / Paris, May 29, 2020. Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, was appointed to the French “Commission of Experts for Great Economic Challenges” on May 29, 2020 by the French President...


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