Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28047
Authors: 
Geishecker, Ingo
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin 2006/17
Abstract: 
The paper analyzes how international outsourcing affected individual employment security. The analysis is carried out at the micro-level, combining monthly spell data from household panel data and industry-level outsourcing measures. By utilizing micro-level data, problems such as aggregation and potential endogeneity bias, as b well as crude skill approximations that regularly hamper industry level displacement studies, can be reduced considerably. The main finding is that international outsourcing significantly lowers individual employment security. Interestingly, the effect does, however, not differ between high-, medium-, and low-skilled workers but only varies with job duration.
Subjects: 
outsourcing
displacement
duration analysis
mass points
JEL: 
F16
F23
J23
J63
ISBN: 
3938369426
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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