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dc.contributor.authorHijzen, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorGörg, Holgeren_US
dc.contributor.authorHine, Robert C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T14:19:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T14:19:24Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/2914-
dc.description.abstractThis paper re-examines the trade-based explanation of increased wage inequality in developed countries by focusing on international outsourcing. It is the first detailed study to address the effects of outsourcing on labour markets in the UK. In a recent paper, Feenstra and Hanson (1996) estimate the effect of international outsourcing on wage inequality in the US. This paper extends the FH approach by using more detailed definitions of outsourcing and skill. The analysis applies to UK manufacturing over the period 1982-1997. Extending the analysis to the 1990s is considered to be crucial as outsourcing is predominantly a phenomenon of the 1990s. The econometric results suggest that technical change, import penetration and outsourcing all play an important role in explaining UK wage inequality. Outsourcing may account for about half of the increase in domestic wage inequality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonn-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 717en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330-
dc.subject.keywordfragmentationen_US
dc.subject.keywordoutsourcing-
dc.subject.keywordtrade-
dc.subject.keywordwages-
dc.subject.keywordskill-biased technological change-
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsliberalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwOutsourcingen_US
dc.subject.stwVerarbeitendes Gewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Arbeitsteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleInternational fragmentation and relative wages in the UKen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn360939341en_US
dc.identifier.ppn360939341en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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