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Offshoring and Job Stability: Evidence from Italian Manufacturing

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  • Alessia LO TURCO

    () (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

  • Daniela MAGGIONI

    () (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

  • Matteo PICCHIO

    () (Ghent University, Sherppa, Department of Social Economics Ghent University)

Abstract

We study the relationship between offshoring and job stability in Italy in the period 1995-2001 by using an administrative dataset on manufacturing workers. We find that the international fragmentation of production negatively affects job stability. Service offshoring and material purchases from developed countries foster job-to-job transitions within manufacturing of all workers and white collars, respectively. However, the most detrimental effects for job stability come from material offshoring to low income countries which drives blue collar workers out of manufacturing. Therefore, policy interventions should especially focus on this latter category of workers more exposed to fragmentation processes and foreign competition.

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  • Alessia LO TURCO & Daniela MAGGIONI & Matteo PICCHIO, 2012. "Offshoring and Job Stability: Evidence from Italian Manufacturing," Working Papers 378, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
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    Keywords

    Offshoring; duration analysis; job stability; manufacture; proportional hazard;

    JEL classification:

    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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