Trade and Labour Market Outcomes in Germany
AbstractThe German economy is characterized by a high degree of foreign exposure through exports and imports. This paper considers the link between trade and labour market outcomes in Germany. To that end we combine individual-level data from the German Socio Economic Panel for the period 1999 to 2007 with industry-level data on various aspects of trade – exports, imports and offshoring. We consider their effects on wages and the probability of moving into unemployment. Our econometric analysis suggests that there is little impact of trade-related variables on individual-level wages, whereas there appears to be some impact with respect to employment. We find some important differences between manufacturing and services sectors, in particular with regard to exporting and offshoring.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Trade Policy Papers with number 125.
Date of creation: 19 Oct 2011
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trade; employment; inclusive growth; wages;
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