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Title: Ageism in the Labor Market: Estimating Earnings Discrimination Against Older Workers
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1. Wanner, Richard A.
Mcdonald, Lynn
Ageism in the Labor Market: Estimating Earnings Discrimination Against Older Workers
Journal of Gerontology 38,6 (November 1983): 738-744.
Also: http://geronj.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/6/738.abstract
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Gerontological Society of America
Keyword(s): Age and Ageing; Career Patterns; Discrimination, Age; Earnings; Employment; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Job Tenure; Training, Occupational; Work Experience

In this paper, the authors attempt to determine the degree to which older persons who are employed full-time experience a decline in earnings not related to a decline in productivity.Such a decline in earnings is labelled discrimination. Using panel data for a cohort of men age 45-54 in l966, trends in earnings between l966 and l976 are examined. The effects of labor force experience on earnings controlling for factors related to productivity, such as health, time on the job, and specific occupational training, as well as other factors known to influence earnings levels are analyzed. Comparing earnings attainment models estimated at both time periods, it was found that the effect of experience on earnings is negligible in l966 but substantial and negative in l976. Furthermore, by far the largest component in the real earnings decline experienced by these men between l966 and l976 is associated with the increase in age-related experience.
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Wanner, Richard A. and Lynn Mcdonald. "Ageism in the Labor Market: Estimating Earnings Discrimination Against Older Workers." Journal of Gerontology 38,6 (November 1983): 738-744.