Who hires older workers?: a first look at industry variations in the recruitment of mature workers


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Author: Dixon, Sylvia

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Statistics New Zealand


This research note is concerned with age structure variations in firms’ hiring patterns. It uses data from the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset (LEED) to document variations in the recruitment of older workers across industries, in the 2004/05 to 2006/07 period. It was motivated by concerns that the range of job opportunities that are open to job seekers aged 55 years and over may be more limited than for younger or prime-aged job seekers. The paper defines ‘older’ as persons aged 55-74 years. It distinguishes ‘new hires’ (newly recruited employees who did not work for the firm in the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Research; Statistics; Employment

Keywords: Comparative analysis; Recruitment; Data analysis; Employment practice; Older worker

Geographic subjects: Oceania; New Zealand

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Statistics New Zealand, 2009

Physical description: 34 p.

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ISBN: 9780478315752 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Sylvia Dixon

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 97.946

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