How Offshoring Can Affect the Industries’ Skill Composition
AbstractWhile most of the offshoring literature focuses on the effects on relative wages, other implications do not receive the necessary attention. This paper investigates the effects on the industries’ skill ratio. It summarizes the empirical literature, discusses theoretical findings, and provides empirical evidence for Germany. As results show, effects are mainly driven by the industry where offshoring takes place. If offshoring takes place in high-skill intensive industries, the high-skill labor ratio increases (vice versa if offshoring takes place in low-skill intensive industries). Results are in line with other empirical findings, however, they seem to contradict theoretical causalities. Thus, we additionally discuss possible explanations. View Full-Text
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Horgos, D.; Tajoli, L. How Offshoring Can Affect the Industries’ Skill Composition. Economies 2015, 3, 72-99.
Horgos D, Tajoli L. How Offshoring Can Affect the Industries’ Skill Composition. Economies. 2015; 3(2):72-99.Chicago/Turabian Style
Horgos, Daniel; Tajoli, Lucia. 2015. "How Offshoring Can Affect the Industries’ Skill Composition." Economies 3, no. 2: 72-99.