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Title:Outsourcing and the demand for low-skill labour in German manufacturing : new evidence PDF Logo
Authors:Geishecker, Ingo
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:DIW-Diskussionspapiere 313
Abstract:This paper analyses how international outsourcing has affected the relative demand for low skilled workers in Germany during the 1990s. In contrast to previous empirical work, the single elements of the input-output-matrix are used to disentangle international outsourcing and trade in final goods more accurately. The main finding is that during the 1990s international outsourcing had a significant negative impact on the relative demand for low-skilled workers, explaining between 19% and 24% of the overall decline in the relative demand for low-skilled labour
Subjects:international trade
outsourcing
skill-bias
labour demand
JEL:F20
J23
J31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des DIW
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