Immigration, offshoring and American jobs

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Author: Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P.; Peri, Giovanni; Wright, Greg C.


How do offshoring and immigration affect the employment of native workers? What kinds of jobs suffer, or benefit, most from the competition created by offshore and immigrant workers? In contrast to the existing literature that has mostly looked at the effects of offshoring and immigration separately, we argue that one can gain useful insights by jointly investigating the interactions among native, immigrant and offshore workers. We develop our argument in three steps. First, we present some new facts on 58 US manufacturing industries from 2000 to 2007. Second, we build on Grossman and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Immigration; Employment pattern; Employment status; Skilled worker; Skilled migration; Comparative analysis; Work organisation; Job skill; Labour utilisation

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: London, England: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, 2012

Physical description: 57 p.

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ISSN: 2042-2695

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 108.1222

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