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Are U.S. White-Collar Really at Risk of Service Offshoring?

  • Rosario Crino

    (CESPRI-Bocconi University, Milano,Italy.)

This paper deals with recent concerns about potentially negative effects of service offshoring on U.S. white-collar workers. At this purpose, the paper uses highly disaggregated occupational data and develops a Flexible and Separable Translog model in which service offshoring is allowed to affect labor demand for both minor white-collar occupations and major white-collar groups. The model is estimated through Quasi-Maximum Likelihood to account for the presence of corner solutions. Results suggest that concerns about service offshoring are ill-founded: service offshoring stimulates labor demand for the white-collar and changes its skill distribution in favor of high-skilled occupations.

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Paper provided by KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy in its series KITeS Working Papers with number 183.

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Length: 56 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
Date of revision: Oct 2006
Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:wp183
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