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Does employing older workers affect workplace performance?

Forth, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-7963-2817, Bryson, A., Gray, H. and Stokes, L. (2020). Does employing older workers affect workplace performance?. Industrial Relations: a journal of economy and society, doi: 10.1111/irel.12265

Abstract

Using a panel of workplaces in Britain we investigate the implications for businesses of employing older workers. Workplace labour productivity falls where the proportion of older or younger workers rises. These raw associations are attenuated somewhat after controlling for aspects of human capital. In contrast, there is no significant association between age shares and workplace financial performance, suggesting that any reluctance by employers to employ greater numbers of older workers may be misplaced.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Forth, J. , Bryson, A., Gray, H. and Stokes, L. (2020). Does employing older workers affect workplace performance?. Industrial Relations: a journal of economy and society, which is to be published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/1468232x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2020 09:11
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/24755
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