Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/209401
Authors: 
Aghelmaleki, Hedieh
Bachmann, Ronald
Stiebale, Joel
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
DICE Discussion Paper 328
Abstract: 
We investigate the effects of Chinese import competition on transitions into and out of employment using comparable worker-level data for 14 European countries. Our results indicate that, on average, Chinese imports are associated with an increased probability that employed workers become unemployed and with a reduction in worker flows from unemployment to employment. In countries with high levels of employment protection, incumbent workers are shielded against the risk of job loss due to Chinese competition, but unemployed workers' prospects seem to be particularly negatively affected in these countries. We also provide evidence that the effects of increased Chinese imports differ by worker groups and the tasks performed on the job.
Subjects: 
trade adjustments
China
import competition
worker flows
employment transitions
employment protection
JEL: 
F14
F16
J23
J63
J64
ISBN: 
978-3-86304-327-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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