The Effect of Offshoring on Labor Demand: Evidence from Sweden
AbstractWe analyze the effects of offshoring of intermediate input production on labor demand in Sweden, distinguishing between workers with different educational attainments. The econometric results using data for the 1995-2000 period indicate that offshoring -- in particular to low-income countries -- tends to shift labor demand away from workers with an intermediate level of education. Offshoring to high-income countries, which is the largest component of overall offshoring, does not have any statistically significant effect on the composition of labor demand.
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Offshoring; Labor Demand; Translog Cost Function; Factor-Biased Technological Change;
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- Ekholm, Karolina & Hakkala, Katariina, 2006. "The Effect of Offshoring on Labour Demand: Evidence from Sweden," CEPR Discussion Papers 5648, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
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