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Ageing, Health, and ProductivityThe Economics of Increased Life Expectancy$
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Pietro Garibaldi, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, and Jan van Ours

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.001.0001

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The Grand View on Age and Productivity

The Grand View on Age and Productivity

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(p.150) 8 The Grand View on Age and Productivity
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Ageing, Health, and Productivity
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Pekka Ilmakunnas

Jan van Ours

Vegard Skirbekk

Matthias Weiss

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0011

This chapter investigates the shape and peak of the relation between age and productivity and under which circumstances specific age-productivity profiles exist. It starts by reviewing the main approaches used to estimate productivity by age: supervisors' evaluations, measuring the quantity and quality produced, analyses of large-scale employer-employee datasets and studies of age-earnings structures. Thereafter, it discusses potential causes of job performance variation by age, and how changes in abilities and health by age and variations in the workplace requirements are likely to alter age-variation in productivity over time.

Keywords:   ageing, longevity, productivity, performance, age-productivity, job performance, variation by age

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