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The Impact of Demographic Change on Human Capital Accumulation

Fertig, Michael; Schmidt, Christoph M; Sinning, Mathias


This paper investigates whether and to what extent demographic change has an impact on human capital accumulation. The effect of the relative cohort size on educational attainment of young adults in Germany is analyzed utilizing data from the German Socio-Economic Panel for West-German individuals of the birth cohorts 1966 to 1986. These are the cohorts which entered the labor market since the 1980s. Particular attention is paid to the effect of changes in labor market conditions, which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Labour Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2009.08.005


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