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The perils of globalization: offshoring and economic insecurity of the American worker

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  • Richard G. Anderson
  • Charles S. Gascon

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According to polls from the 2006 congressional elections, globalization and economic insecurity were the primary concerns of many voters. These Americans apparently believe that they have fallen victim to liberal trade polices and that inexorable trends in globalization are destroying the American Dream. In this analysis, we use time series cross-section data from the General Social Survey (GSS) to examine the links among offshoring, labor market volatility, and the demand for social insurance. Unique among the GSS literature, our analysis includes a pseudo-panel model which permits including auxiliary state and regional macroeconomic information.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its series Working Papers with number 2007-004.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2007-004

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Keywords: Globalization ; International economic integration;

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  1. Brown, Clair & Lane, Julia & Sturgeon, Timothy, 2010. "Workers' Views of the Impact of Trade on Jobs," IZA Discussion Papers 5368, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Bank for International Settlements, 2010. "Globalisation, labour markets and international adjustment - Essays in honour of Palle S Andersen," BIS Papers, Bank for International Settlements, number 50, 8.
  3. William Milberg & Deborah Winkler, 2009. "Globalization, Offshoring and Economic Insecurity in Industrialized Countries," Working Papers 87, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.

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