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Labour Markets and Demographic Change

  • Michael Kuhn
  • Carsten Ochsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. The Age Structure of Employment and Unemployment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Golo Henseke, Pascal Hetze, Thusnelda Tivig
      Pages 12-30
  3. Age Structure & Productivity at Firm Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Matthias Weiss
      Pages 40-57
    3. Bernhard Mahlberg, Inga Freund, Alexia Prskawetz
      Pages 58-84
  4. Ageing & Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Katharina Frosch, Thusnelda Tivig
      Pages 137-146
  5. Demographic Aspects of Human Capital Accumulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Michael Kuhn, Pascal Hetze
      Pages 148-168
    3. Christian Lumpe, Benjamin Weigert
      Pages 190-208
  6. Issues in Female Labour Supply

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Elena Vidal Coso, Fernando Gil Alonso, Andreu Domingo i Valls
      Pages 210-233
    3. Anna Matysiak, Daniele Vignoli
      Pages 234-250
  7. Issues in Retirement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251

About this book


This collection of research papers explores some of the salient issues relating to the impact of demographic change on the workings and outcomes of labour markets. A first chapter studies the direct impact of ageing on employment and unemployment. However, the age structure of the workforce also shapes productivity and the scope for innovation, issues which are taken up in turn. Furthermore, it is often argued that a decline in the size of the workforce may be offset by an increase in the workers’ skills and knowledge. The impact of demographic developments such as ageing and migration on the accumulation and transfer of human capital is, therefore, studied by a further set of contributions. The volume is rounded off with analyses relating to the supply of labour by women and by older workers. The authors ask, for instance, whether (female) labour migration as well as changes in retirement patterns and policies may counterbalance the expected workforce shrinking.


Ageing Arbeitsmarkt Demografischer Wandel Demographic change Humankapital Innovation Produktivität Volkswirtschaftslehre

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Kuhn
    • 1
  • Carsten Ochsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Vienna Institute of DemographyAustrian Academy of SciencesAustria
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

About the editors

Dr. Michael Kuhn is Senior Researcher at the Vienna Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
Prof. Dr. Carsten Ochsen is Junior Professor for Applied Economic Research at the Department of Economics at the University of Rostock, Germany.

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