Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/167720
Authors: 
Horgos, Daniel
Tajoli, Lucia
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economies [ISSN:] 2227-7099 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 72-99
Abstract: 
While most of the offshoring literature focuses on the effects on relative wages, other implications do not receive the necessary attention. This paper investigates the effects on the industries' skill ratio. It summarizes the empirical literature, discusses theoretical findings, and provides empirical evidence for Germany. As results show, effects are mainly driven by the industry where offshoring takes place. If offshoring takes place in high-skill intensive industries, the high-skill labor ratio increases (vice versa if offshoring takes place in low-skill intensive industries). Results are in line with other empirical findings, however, they seem to contradict theoretical causalities. Thus, we additionally discuss possible explanations.
Subjects: 
offshoring
labor market implications
skill ratio
skill composition
JEL: 
F16
J21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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