Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125401
Authors: 
Ottaviano, Gianmarco
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 170
Abstract: 
The impact of offshoring on domestic jobs is more complicated than it first appears. In the standard narrative, offshoring production is thought to harm domestic workers by providing cheap alternative sources of labor. However, while offshoring may directly displace domestic workers, the resulting foreign market access and lower production costs allow domestic firms to increase efficiency, expand production, and thus create new jobs for domestic workers. These new jobs often involve more complex tasks, as revealed by the positive relation between the share of offshored jobs and the average cognitive and interactive task content of domestic jobs.
Subjects: 
offshoring
employment
tasks
skills
JEL: 
J24
M5
M51
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Document Type: 
Article

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