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Skill-upgrading and internationalization: Country-of-origin or end-use of products

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  • Sørensen, Anders

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The relationship between skill-upgrading and internationalization is addressed by decomposing import after country-of-origin and end-use of products. The break-down after country-of-origin is of crucial importance, implying that international trade with low-wage countries leads to comprehensive skill-upgrading.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 9-12

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:1:p:9-12

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Keywords: Skill-upgrading Import Country-of-origin End-use of products;

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