Labor Market Rigidities and the Employment Behavior of Older Workers

  title={Labor Market Rigidities and the Employment Behavior of Older Workers},
  author={David M. Blau and Tetyana Shvydko},
The labor market is often asserted to be characterized by rigidities that make it difficult for older workers to carry out their desired trajectory from work to retirement. A potentially important source of rigidity is restrictions on hours of work imposed by firms, but such rigidities are difficult to measure directly. We explore two variables that may serve as proxies for flexibility in hours at the employer level: the share of older workers and the share of young women in the employer’s… CONTINUE READING
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