Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162374
Authors: 
Senses, Mine Z.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 364
Abstract: 
Whether or not international trade exposes workers to economic insecurity depends on the nature of the trade exposure of the firm, or industry, in which the worker is employed. Import-competing industries experience higher levels of risk to workers’ incomes and employment, while firms that import intermediate production stages (“offshoring”) display bigger employment responses to small changes in workers’ wages, and are more likely to shut down home factories. But offshoring also helps firms weather economic shocks. Offshoring firms are more likely to survive and provide greater employment stability to their workers.
Subjects: 
trade
volatility
income risk
displacement risk
firm survival
offshoring
JEL: 
F6
F16
J3
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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