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dc.contributor.authorHutchens, Robert M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T17:24:49Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T17:24:49Z
dc.date.issued2006-02-01
dc.identifier.other268987
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/75765
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines why firms sometimes employ older workers, but tend to not hire new older workers for the same job. It focuses on one aspect of that phenomenon: the propensity for firms to fill jobs from the inside rather than hire someone new from the outside. Using a survey of establishments with information on a white collar job currently held by an older worker, the paper tests hypotheses on what types of jobs are likely to be filled from the outside. Several of the results point to the potential importance of asymmetric information, whereby the firm has better information on key characteristics of insiders versus outsiders.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: Copyright by Elsevier. Final Paper published as Hutchens, R. M. (2007). Job opportunities for older workers: When are jobs filled with external hires? In A. Mason & M. Yamaguchi (Eds.), Population change, labor markets, and sustainable growth: towards a new economic paradigm (pp. 133-159). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
dc.subjectlabor market
dc.subjectemployer
dc.subjectjob
dc.subjectworker
dc.subjectopportunities
dc.subjecthire
dc.subjectemployee
dc.subjectwage
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.titleJob Opportunities for Older Workers: When Are Jobs Filled With External Hires?
dc.typearticle
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/S0573-8555(07)81006-6
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local.authorAffiliationHutchens, Robert M.: rmh2@cornell.edu ILR School, Cornell University


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