The determinants of hiring older workers in Britain revisited: an analysis using WERS 2004

Kidd, Michael P., Metcalfe, Renuka, & Sloane, Peter (2011) The determinants of hiring older workers in Britain revisited: an analysis using WERS 2004. Applied Economics, 44(4), pp. 527-536.

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This article reexamines the role of specific human capital and back loading of compensation as deterrents to hiring older workers. We utilize the framework initially suggested by Hutchens (1986) and more recently implemented by Daniel and Heywood (2007). This approach identifies the extent to which firms hire older workers at a rate less than full replacement would imply. Using the 2004 British Workplace Employment Relations Survey, we examine whether a more favourable climate including a much tighter UK labour market combined with the abandonment of defined benefit pension schemes has increased the tendency to hire older workers. We also examine the impact of private health insurance.

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ID Code: 56373
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2010.508734
ISSN: 0003-6846
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Routledge
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2013 02:20
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 02:40

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