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The impact of foreign outsourcing on wage inequality in US manufacturing: New evidence

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  • Yamashita, Nobuaki

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Re-examining the impact of foreign outsourcing on wage inequality in US manufacturing with a new methodology shows that increased parts and components imports from developing countries tended to increase wage inequality but imports from developed countries had no such effect.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 46-48

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:1:p:46-48

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Keywords: Measurement of foreign outsourcing Wage inequality US manufacturing;

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  1. Feenstra, Robert C & Hanson, Gordon H, 1996. "Globalization, Outsourcing, and Wage Inequality," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 86(2), pages 240-45, May.
  2. Alexander Hijzen & Holger Görg & Robert C. Hine, 2004. "International Outsourcing and the Skill Structure of Labour Demand in the United Kingdom," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 437, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Helleiner, Gerald K, 1973. "Manufactured Exports from Less-Developed Countries and Multinational Firms," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, Royal Economic Society, vol. 83(329), pages 21-47, March.
  4. Hummels, David & Ishii, Jun & Yi, Kei-Mu, 2001. "The nature and growth of vertical specialization in world trade," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 75-96, June.
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  1. Yue Gao & John Whalley, 2013. "Heterogeneous Firms in a Product Fragmentation World," CESifo Working Paper Series 4229, CESifo Group Munich.

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