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Title:Winners and losers : fragmentation, trade and wages revisited PDF Logo
Authors:Geishecker, Ingo
Görg, Holger
Issue Date:2004
Citation:[Series:] IZA discussion papers [Editor:] Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit, Bonn [No.:] 982
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 982
Abstract:Our paper investigates the link between outsourcing and wages utilising a large household panel and combining it with industry level information on industries? outsourcing activities from input-output tables. By doing so we can arguably overcome the potential endogeneity bias as well as other shortcomings that affect industry level studies. We find that fragmentation has had a marked impact on wages. Distinguishing three skill categories we find evidence that outsourcing reduced the real wage for workers in the lowest skill categories; this result is robust to a number of different specifications and definitions of outsourcing. Furthermore we find some evidence that high-skilled workers experienced increased wages due to fragmentation.
Subjects:outsourcing , fragmentation , skills , wages , trade
JEL:J31
F16
L24
Document Type:Working Paper
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