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The impact of immigration and offshoring on American jobs is far more complicated than directly replacing workers

Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P., Peri, Giovanni and Wright, Greg (2013) The impact of immigration and offshoring on American jobs is far more complicated than directly replacing workers. LSE American Politics and Policy (03 Dec 2013) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The standard narrative on immigration and offshoring is that these practices uniformly harm American workers by providing cheap, alternative sources of labor. Using data taken from U.S. manufacturing industries between 2000 and 2007, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri, and Greg Wright examine the impact of offshoring and immigration on native manufacturing workers. They find that, while offshoring production or hiring immigrants may directly displace American workers, the overall increase in production from this restructuring indirectly increases the demand for native workers, often in more complex roles.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 13:08
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/58428/

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