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Title:The impact of international outsourcing on labour market dynamics in Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Bachmann, Ronald
Braun, Sebastian
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Ruhr economic papers 53
Abstract:Using an administrative data set containing daily information on individual workers' employment histories, we investigate how workers' labour market transitions are affected by international outsourcing. In order to do so, we estimate hazard rate models for match separations, as well as for worker flows from employment to another job, to unemployment, and to nonparticipation. Outsourcing is found to have no significant impact on overall job stability in the manufacturing sector, but it is associated with increased job stability in the service sector. Furthermore, the effect of outsourcing varies strongly across skill levels and age groups. This is especially the case in the manufacturing sector, where the hazard of transiting to nonemployment rises with international outsourcing for medium-skilled and older workers.
Subjects:Job stability
labour market transitions
worker flows
outsourcing
duration analysis
JEL:F16
J63
J23
ISBN:978-3-86788-056-5
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Ruhr Economic Papers, RWI
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