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Skill-biased technological change again? The impacts of matching platforms on local labor markets

Guo, Xue, Cheng, Aaron Cheng and Pavlou, Paul A. (2018) Skill-biased technological change again? The impacts of matching platforms on local labor markets. In: 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2018-11-04 - 2018-11-07.

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Abstract

Do online matching platforms affect offline labor markets? To answer this question, we exploit a quasi-experiment setting, where a large internet-based matching platform, TaskRabbit, has gradually entered different U.S. cities since 2008. Our difference-in-differences estimation shows that the introduction of TaskRabbit is associated with a decrease in the number of local full-time workers in the traditional housekeeping industry. Moreover, the negative effect is mainly driven by a significant decrease in the number of cognitive routine workers (e.g., first line managers) after the TaskRabbit entry, given a non-significant change in that of manual non-routine workers (e.g., janitors).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Official URL: http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/phoenix2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 15:57
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102925

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