Trade, Tasks, and Training: The Effect of Offshoring on Individual Skill Upgrading

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Show simple item record Hogrefe, Jan de_DE Wrona, Jens de_DE 2013-11-14 de_DE 2014-03-18T10:04:15Z 2013-11-14 de_DE 2014-03-18T10:04:15Z 2013 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 396706541 de_DE
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dc.description.abstract We offer a theoretical explanation and empirical evidence for a positive link between increased offshoring and individual skill upgrading. Skill upgrading takes the form of on-the-job training, complementing the existing literature, which mainly focuses on the retraining of workers after a direct job displacement through offshoring. To establish a link between offshoring and on-the-job training, we introduce an individual skill upgrading margin into the small-open-economy version of the Grossman and Rossi-Hansberg (2008) model of offshoring. In our model offshoring, by scaling up workers’ wages, creates previously unexploited skill upgrading possibilities and, thus, leads to more on-the-job training. Using data from German manufacturing, we find strong empirical support for the prediction that increased offshoring is positively related to individual on-the-job training participation. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Offshoring de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Tasks , Skill upgrading , On-the-job training en
dc.title Trade, Tasks, and Training: The Effect of Offshoring on Individual Skill Upgrading en
dc.type ResearchPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE 7115 de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 64 de_DE


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