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.
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publisher||Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
|Series||GSBE Research Memoranda|
Börsch-Supan, A., & Weiss, M. (2013). Productivity and age: Evidence from work teams at the assembly line. Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics. GSBE Research Memoranda, No. 029 https://doi.org/10.26481/umagsb.2013029