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A major concern regarding the consequences of offshoring is about the labour market position of low-skilled workers. This paper provides evidence for Belgium that offshoring has had a negative impact on the employment share of low-skilled workers in the manufacturing sector between 1995 and 2007. The main contribution to the fall in the low-skilled employment share came from materials offshoring to Central and Eastern Europe (21%), followed by business services offshoring (8%). In manufacturing industries with a higher ICT capital intensity the impact of offshoring is smaller. For market services industries, no robust conclusions regarding the impact of offshoring on low-skilled employment could be drawn.
The Working Paper presents a study or analysis conducted by the Federal Planning Bureau on its own initiative.
Structural studies > Globalisation, international trade and offshoring
Sectoral accounts and analyses > Analyses and applications
International Economics > Trade > Trade and Labor Market Interactions [F16]
Labor and Demographic Economics > Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination > Human Capital Formation; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity [J24]