Corpus ID: 158081763

Skill Premiums and the Supply of Young Workers in Germany

  title={Skill Premiums and the Supply of Young Workers in Germany},
  author={A. Glitz and D. Wissmann},
  journal={Labor: Supply & Demand eJournal},
  • A. Glitz, D. Wissmann
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Labor: Supply & Demand eJournal
  • In this paper, we study the development and underlying drivers of skill premiums in Germany between 1980 and 2008. We show that the significant increase in the medium to low skill wage premiums since the late 1980s was almost exclusively concentrated among the group of workers aged 30 or below. Using a nested CES production function framework which allows for imperfect substitutability between young and old workers, we investigate whether changes in relative labor supplies could explain these… CONTINUE READING
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