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Offshoring, Transition, and Training: Evidence from Danish Matched Worker-Firm Data

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  • David Hummels
  • Jakob R. Munch
  • Lars Skipper
  • Chong Xiang

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We combine matched Danish worker-firm-trade data with detailed individual-worker training data. We find: 1) workers displaced from offshoring firms take up more vocational-training and have a harder time getting re-attached to the labor-force than other displaced workers, and they also exhibit higher vocational-training take-up rates 2 years before layoffs; 2) the staying workers with offshoring firms take up more vocational-training than those with non-offshoring firms; and 3) the post-secondary-training take-up rates for displaced workers are no different than for the general population.

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  • David Hummels & Jakob R. Munch & Lars Skipper & Chong Xiang, 2012. "Offshoring, Transition, and Training: Evidence from Danish Matched Worker-Firm Data," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(3), pages 424-428, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:102:y:2012:i:3:p:424-28
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    1. Hummels, David & Munch, Jakob R. & Xiang, Chong, 2016. "Offshoring and Labor Markets," IZA Discussion Papers 9741, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    5. Greenland, Andrew & Lopresti, John, 2016. "Import exposure and human capital adjustment: Evidence from the U.S," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 100(C), pages 50-60.

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