6th European Workshop on
‘Labour Markets and Demographic Change’

Vienna/Austria April 7-8, 2010

Organised by

Michael Kuhn (VID, Wittgenstein Centre)
Carsten Ochsen (University of Applied Labour Studies and MPIDR)
Alexia Prskawetz (Vienna University of Technology, VID, Wittgenstein Centre)
Wolfgang Lutz (VID, Wittgenstein Centre, IIASA, Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Program

First Day, Thursday. 7 April 2011

8:30

Registration

9:00

Opening

9:05

Key Note I

Thomas Lindh (Institute for Futures Studies, Linnaeus University)
"Labour Productivity in Ageing Societies" more

10:05

Break

10:15

Session I: Family Economics (Chair: Michael Kuhn)

Hans Fehr, Manuel Kallweit (University of Würzburg) and Fabian Kindermann
"Household Formation, Female Labor Supply and Savings"
  Discussant: Alexia Prskawetz (Vienna University of Technology, VID, Wittgenstein Centre)
Sarah Grace See (University of Bologna),
"Birth Order, Maternal Time, and Child Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis" more
  Discussant: Maria Rita Testa (VID, Wittgenstein Centre)

11:45

Break

12:00

Session II: Age and Productivity (Chair: Carsten Ochsen)

Katharina Frosch (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, MPIDR), Christian Göbel, Thomas Zwick
"Separating Wheat and Chaff: Age-specific Staffing Strategies and Innovative Performance at the Firm Level" more
  Discussant: Inga Freund (Vienna University of Technology, IIASA)
  Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Inga Freund, Bernhard Mahlberg (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Industrial Research) and Alexia Prskawetz
"Ageing, productivity and wages in Austria" more
  Discussant: Elsa Fontainha (ISEG-Technical University of Lisbon)

13:30

Lunch

14:30

Session III: Miscellaneous (Chair: Alexia Prskawetz)

  Mario Schnalzenberger (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
"The causal effect of income on health: Investigating two closely related policy reforms in Austria" more
  Discussant: Michael Kuhn (VID, Wittgenstein Centre)
  Carsten Ochsen (University of Applied Labour Studies and MPIDR)
"Relative Cohort Size and Unemployment in the United States"
  Discussant: Bernhard Hammer (Vienna University of Technology)

15:45

End

 

Second Day,  Friday, 8 April 2011

9:00

Key Note II

  Thomas Zwick (Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, ZEW Mannheim)
"How to measure relative productivity of older employees" more

10:00

Break

10:15

Session IV: Human Capital (Chair: Alexia Prskawetz)

Christian Dreger (DIW Berlin), Georg Erber, Daniela Glocker
"Regional measures of human capital in the European Union"
Discussant: Elke Loichinger  (Vienna University of Economics and Business, IIASA, Wittgenstein Centre)
Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Doris A. Oberdabernig (Vienna University of Economics and Business, IIASA)
"The Role of Education in the Path Towards Democracy: A closer Look at Demographic Patterns"
  Discussant: Nikola Sander (VID, Wittgenstein Centre)

11:45

Lunch

12:45

Session V: Late Careers Chair:  Michael Kuhn)

Elsa Fontainha (ISEG-Technical University of Lisbon), Maria Teresa Garcia and José Passos
"Firm’s Hiring Decisions and Older Workers" more
  Discussant: Katharina Frosch (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, MPIDR)
Henriette Engelhardt and Christopher Schmidt (University of Bamberg)
"Late careers and social structures in Europe" more
  Discussant: Mario Schnalzenberger (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

14:15

Break

14:30

Session VI: Employment and Fertility (Chair: Carsten Ochsen)

  Anne Boschini, Christina Håkanson (Stockholms Universitet), Åsa Rosén, Anna Sjögren
"Trading off or having it all? Completed Fertility and Mid-Career Earnings of Swedish Men and Women" more
  Discussant: Manuel Kallweit(University of Würzburg)
  Signe Hald Andersen (Rockwool Foundation Research Unit Denmark) and Berkay Ozcan
"The Impact of Unemployment on Fertility Timing"
  Discussant: Christian Dreger (DIW Berlin)

16:00

Closing

16:05

End

* each paper has 30 minutes plus 15 minutes discussion
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