FIW Spezial | 2012-04
Offshoring and Labour Markets
This report considers the impact of offshoring on labour markets. The report begins by surveying the empirical literature linking offshoring activities to changes in employment and the relative wage and employment of high- to low-skilled workers. The report moves on to consider recent developments in offshoring activities and in labour markets for a sample of 40 developing and developed countries. Based on these developments the report draws conclusions on the likely developments in offshoring and its impact on labour markets.