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Outsourcing, occupational restructuring, and employee well-being: Is there a silver lining?

  • Böckerman, Petri
  • Maliranta, Mika

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 destruction 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), especially when offshoring involves closer connections to other developed countries.

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Paper provided by The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy in its series Discussion Papers with number 1271.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:rif:dpaper:1271
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