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Article: Age structure of the workforce in growing and declining industries: Evidence from Hong Kong

TitleAge structure of the workforce in growing and declining industries: Evidence from Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsIndustry upgrading
Industry-specific human capital
Sectoral shifts
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00148/about.htm
Citation
Journal Of Population Economics, 2011, v. 24 n. 1, p. 167-189 How to Cite?
AbstractIndustry-specific human capital reduces the incentive for older workers to leave declining industries and raises the incentive for younger workers to join growing industries. Using the industry restructuring experience of Hong Kong, we find that a 1% increase in employment share of an industry is associated with a 0. 60-year decrease in the average age of its workforce. The relationship is more pronounced among less educated workers, who have less general human capital, and male workers, who are more committed to the labor force, than among well educated workers and female workers. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139815
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.139
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.250
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dc.contributor.authorHan, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSuen, Wen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:56:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:56:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Population Economics, 2011, v. 24 n. 1, p. 167-189en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0933-1433en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139815-
dc.description.abstractIndustry-specific human capital reduces the incentive for older workers to leave declining industries and raises the incentive for younger workers to join growing industries. Using the industry restructuring experience of Hong Kong, we find that a 1% increase in employment share of an industry is associated with a 0. 60-year decrease in the average age of its workforce. The relationship is more pronounced among less educated workers, who have less general human capital, and male workers, who are more committed to the labor force, than among well educated workers and female workers. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00148/about.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Population Economicsen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectIndustry upgradingen_HK
dc.subjectIndustry-specific human capitalen_HK
dc.subjectSectoral shiftsen_HK
dc.titleAge structure of the workforce in growing and declining industries: Evidence from Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHan, J: junhan@business.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailSuen, W: hrneswc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00148-009-0291-2en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros195188en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-78149499753&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume24en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage167en_HK
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