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Does employing older workers affect workplace performance?

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


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: © 2020 The Authors. Industrial Relations published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Regents of the University of California (RUC) This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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