A Note on the Determinants and Consequences of Outsourcing Using German Data
AbstractUsing German data from the Institute for Employment Research Establishment Panel, this paper constructs two main measures of outsourcing and examines their determinants and consequences for employment. There are some commonalities in the correlates of the two measures of outsourcing, as well as agreement on the absence of adverse employment effects across all industries. For one specification, however, some negative effects are reported for manufacturing industry, balanced by positive effects for the services sector for another. But there are no indications of survival bias. This is because the association between outsourcing and plant closings is predominantly negative, albeit poorly determined.
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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2008
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Publication status: published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung/Journal of Labor Market Research, 2011, 44(3), 231-244
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- John T. Addison & Lutz Bellmann & André Pahnke & Paulino Teixeira, 2008. "A Note on the Determinants and Consequences of Outsourcing Using German Data," GEMF Working Papers 2008-04, GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra.
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-08-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-08-06 (Business Economics)
- NEP-INT-2008-08-06 (International Trade)
- NEP-LAB-2008-08-06 (Labour Economics)
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