How Skill Requirements Affect the Recruitment Likelihood of Older Workers: The Indirect Role of Age Stereotypes

tirsdag, 21 mai 2019

This article analyses the role of age stereotypes in the employability of older people. Unlike in extant studies, we shift emphasis from stereotypes to job requirements during recruitment.

Using five waves of a large-scale, representative employers’ survey from Poland, we analyse how the likelihood of recruiting people who are over 50 years old depends on the skill requirements defined by employers for vacancies offered.