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Title:Services offshoring and wages: evidence from micro data PDF Logo
Authors:Geishecker, Ingo
Görg, Holger
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3593
Abstract:This paper investigates the effects of services offshoring on wages using individual level data combined with industry information on offshoring. Our results show that services offshoring affects the real wage of low and medium skilled individuals negatively. By contrast, skilled workers benefit from services offshoring in terms of higher real wages. Hence, offshoring has contributed to a widening of the wage gap between skilled and less skilled workers. This result is obtained while controlling for individual and sectoral observed and unobserved heterogeneity. In particular, our empirical model also controls for the impact of technological change and offshoring of materials.
Subjects:Services offshoring
individual wages
JEL:F16
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008072325
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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