MEA research news - productivity in older ages and labor market

Please find here summaries and articles about the MEA research topics productivity in older ages and labor market.

Aging and Productivity: State of Research

Munich, February 2017. There is a wide-spread assumption that older workers are less productive – which would result in a negative effect on overall productivity due to the increasing number of elderly employees. This assumption is contradicted by MEA studies concerning productivity and age.
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Labor Market Participation, Home Production and the Demand for Unskilled Labor

Mannheim, 2006. In the course of increasing labor market participation, especially among women, and rising wealth, one observes an increase in outsourcing of home production. Cleaning ladies and house maids, but also restaurants, garages and kindergartens, take over work that has formerly been done by the people themselves. The process creates new jobs for unskilled workers in the service sector. Against this background, Melanie Lührmann and Matthias Weiss have examined the effects of prolonging the number of working hours per week or the impact of increasing labour market participation on the demand for unskilled labor and unemployment.
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News

The Baltic Sea States Project

New joint project started (MPISOC/MPIDR/Population Europe)

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SHARE press release - Mutual Learning: Joint pan-European research improves the understanding of ageing societies

Extension of SHARE study allows for EU-wide country-comparisons

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The development of the pension gap and German households’ saving behavior

New MEA Discussion Paper published

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Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton was honored with the Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred...

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Educational opportunities are more dependent on social background than ethnicity

Newly published anthology provides an overview of ethnic inequalities in education and training

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News & Events

MEA Workshop: Research on Asylum Seekers and Other Crisis Migrants

October 28, 2016 in Munich

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13.7.2016: MEA Seminar - Economics of Aging

Dr. Thorsten Kneip (MEA): “Parenthood and Happiness. The early years.”

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