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Computer Use and the Employment Status of Older Workers - An Analysis Based on Individual Data

Schleife, Katrin (2005):
Computer Use and the Employment Status of Older Workers - An Analysis Based on Individual Data.
Darmstadt, In: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics, [Report]

Abstract

This paper analyzes computer use by older male employees and estimates the impact of computer use on their employment status, based on individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for the years 1997 and 2001. In line with previous research on the diffusion of new technologies, a strong and negative relationship between the age of workers and computer use is found. In addition, the impact of occupational status and hourly wage on computer use is significantly positive. However, the estimated impact of computer use on the change in employment status of older workers becomes insignificant when controlling for individual and firm-specific characteristics.

Item Type: Report
Erschienen: 2005
Creators: Schleife, Katrin
Title: Computer Use and the Employment Status of Older Workers - An Analysis Based on Individual Data
Language: English
Abstract:

This paper analyzes computer use by older male employees and estimates the impact of computer use on their employment status, based on individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for the years 1997 and 2001. In line with previous research on the diffusion of new technologies, a strong and negative relationship between the age of workers and computer use is found. In addition, the impact of occupational status and hourly wage on computer use is significantly positive. However, the estimated impact of computer use on the change in employment status of older workers becomes insignificant when controlling for individual and firm-specific characteristics.

Series Name: Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
Volume: 145
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Uncontrolled Keywords: computer use, older workers, employment status
Divisions: 01 Department of Law and Economics
01 Department of Law and Economics > Volkswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 13:38
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JEL-Classification: J14, J26, O33

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