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Age, Wage and Productivity

50 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2010  

Lenny Stoeldraijer

Tilburg University

Jan C. van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

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Date Written: February 2010

Abstract

Previous empirical studies on the effect of age on productivity and wages find contradicting results. Some studies find that if workers grow older there is an increasing gap between productivity and wages, i.e. wages increase with age while productivity does not or does not increase at the same pace. However, other studies find no evidence of such an age related pay-productivity gap. We perform an analysis of the relationship between age, wage and productivity using a matched worker-firm panel dataset from Dutch manufacturing covering the period 2000-2005. We find little evidence of an age related pay-productivity gap.

Keywords: Age, Productivity, Wage

JEL Classification: J23, J31

Suggested Citation

Stoeldraijer, Lenny and van Ours, Jan C., Age, Wage and Productivity (February 2010). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7713. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1559669

Lenny Stoeldraijer

Tilburg University ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, DC 5000 LE
Netherlands

Jan C. Van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
+31 13 466 2880 (Phone)
+31 13 466 3042 (Fax)

University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

Melbourne, 3010
Australia

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