The project mainly tackles two questions. On the one hand, the incidence of seniority wages in Germany is calculated. We look if wages increase stronger in Germany with seniority than in other countries. On the other hand, we show if seniority wages have an impact on employment possibilites of older employees. Here we calculate if establishments with steeper seniority wage profiles employ or hire less older employees.

Selected Publications

Discussion and Working Papers

Zwick, Thomas (2008), The Employment Consequences of Seniority Wages, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 08-039, Mannheim, LLL:citation.label.journal: Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Download


Arbeitsgruppe LeoTech Alter , Halle/Saale , DE

Project duration

01.01.2007 - 31.12.2007

Project members

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zwick (Coordinator)