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Arbeitskosteneffekte des Vorleistungsbezugs der Industrie an Dienstleistungen in Deutschland im Vergleich mit Frankreich und den Niederlanden

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  • Udo Ludwig

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    (Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH))

  • Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch

    ()
    (Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH))

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As part of the outsourcing, industrial enterprises receive services in the production of their products which they used to provide on their own. As a result of the wage differentials between industry and service sector there is a shift in the burden labour costs have on industrial products. The study addresses the question of how significant this effect is. For this purpose the open static input-output model is used to analyse the degree of integration of the industry with its suppliers, the employment intensity of production and the labour cost differentials between the areas of production in Germany and in comparison with France and the Netherlands. The result of the labour cost analysis of industrial production shows - from a macroeconomic point of view - that the industry products have a smaller burden due to labour costs in Germany, France and the Netherlands, than the sectoral levels in the industry indicate. The difference in Germany is quantitative particularly strong pronounced. This saving in wage costs has increased somewhat after 2000. Crucial is that this discharge effect is achieved on the immediate wholesale inputs, that means in the first integration stage of industrial production.

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Paper provided by IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute in its series IMK Studies with number 4-2010.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:imk:studie:04-2010

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  1. Torsten Niechoj & Ulrike Stein & Sabine Stephan & Rudolf Zwiener, 2011. "German labour costs: A source of instability in the euro area," IMK Report, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute 68e-2011, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  2. Ulrike Stein & Sabine Stephan & Rudolf Zwiener, 2012. "Zu schwache deutsche Arbeitskostenentwicklung belastet Europäische Währungsunion und soziale Sicherung," IMK Report, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute 77-2012, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  3. Alexander Herzog-Stein & Heike Joebges & Ulrike Stein & Rudolf Zwiener, 2013. "Labour cost trends and international competitiveness in Europe," IMK Report, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute 88e-2013, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  4. Alexander Herzog-Stein & Heike Joebges & Ulrike Stein & Rudolf Zwiener, 2013. "Arbeitskostenentwicklung und internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit in Europa," IMK Report, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute 88-2013, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  5. Torsten Niechoj & Ulrike Stein & Sabine Stephan & Rudolf Zwiener, 2011. "Deutsche Arbeitskosten: Eine Quelle der Instabilität im Euroraum," IMK Report, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute 68-2011, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.

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