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Title:International outsourcing, the nature of tasks, and occupational stability: empirical evidence for Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Baumgarten, Daniel
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Ruhr economic papers 108
Abstract:Using a large administrative data set of individual employment histories in Germany, this paper studies how international outsourcing affects the individual risk of leaving the occupation. Moreover, a rich data set on tasks performed in occupations is used to better characterize the sources of worker vulnerability. While international service outsourcing is associated with an increase in overall stability, the impact of international material outsourcing is slightly negative. These effects, however, are not uniform but depend on the nature of tasks performed in the occupation. Higher intensities of non-routine and interactive tasks are associated with a more beneficial (or less adverse) impact of international outsourcing on occupational stability.
Subjects:Occupational stability
international outsourcing
duration analysis
JEL:F16
J23
J24
J63
ISBN:978-3-86788-120-3
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des RWI
Ruhr Economic Papers, RWI

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