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Outsourcing, Occupational Restructuring, and Employee Well-being – Is There a Silver Lining?

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  • Mika Maliranta

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This paper explores the effects of outsourcing on employee well-being through the use of the Finnish linked employer-employee data. The direct negative effect of outsourcing is attributable to greater job de-struction and worker outflow. In terms of perceived well-being, the winners in international outsourcing are those who are capable of performing interactive tasks (i.e., managers, professionals and experts), es-pecially when offshoring involves closer connections to other developed countries.

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  • Petri Böckerman & Mika Maliranta, 2012. "Outsourcing, Occupational Restructuring, and Employee Well-being – Is There a Silver Lining?," Working Papers 277, Palkansaajien tutkimuslaitos, Labour Institute for Economic Research.
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    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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