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Working paper 06-07 - Potential ICT-enabled Offshoring of Service Jobs in Belgium

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  • Bernhard Klaus Michel

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This paper provides a rough estimate for Belgium of the proportion of service jobs at risk of being offshored in the wake of ICT-developments, and compares the results for Belgium with results for the EU15 and the US. Occupational employment data from the Labour Force Survey are used to produce this estimate by identifying service jobs that could possibly be offshored due to ICT-enabled tradability. The results show that the share of such jobs is lower for Belgium than for the EU15 or the US, but that there is an upward trend in this share over the period 1993 to 2005. Industry-level data and a shift-and-share analysis are used to explain the results.

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  • Bernhard Klaus Michel, 2007. "Working paper 06-07 - Potential ICT-enabled Offshoring of Service Jobs in Belgium," Working Papers 0706, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.
  • Handle: RePEc:fpb:wpaper:0706
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    1. Oecd, 2005. "Potential Offshoring of ICT-intensive Using Occupations," OECD Digital Economy Papers 91, OECD Publishing.
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    Keywords

    ICT;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations

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