Offshoring and the Skill Structure of Labour Demand in Belgium

@inproceedings{Hertveldt2012OffshoringAT,
  title={Offshoring and the Skill Structure of Labour Demand in Belgium},
  author={Bart Hertveldt and Bernhard Michel},
  year={2012}
}
A major concern regarding the consequences of offsh ring is the worsening of the labour market position of low-skilled workers. This paper addresses this issue by providing evidence on the impact of offshoring on the skill s tructure of manufacturing employment in Belgium between 1995 and 2007. Offshoring is fou nd to significantly lower the employment share of low-skilled workers. Its contri but on to the fall in the employment share of low-skilled workers amounts to 35%. This i s mainly… CONTINUE READING

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