Productivity and age: Evidence from work teams at the assembly line

A. Börsch-Supan, M. Weiss

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Abstract

We study the relation between workers’ age and their productivity in work teams, based on a new and unique data set that combines data on errors occurring in the production process of a large car manufacturer with detailed information on the personal characteristics of workers related to the errors. We correct for non-random sample selection and the potential endogeneity of the age-composition in work teams. Our results suggest that productivity in this plant which is typical for large-scale manufacturing does not decline at least up to age 60.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherROA
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Publication series

SeriesROA Research Memoranda
Number009

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