Outsourcing, Unemployment and Welfare Policy

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Keuschnigg, Christian ; Ribi, Evelyn (2007)
  • Publisher: Munich: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo)
  • Subject: Sozialstaat | Offene Volkswirtschaft | Verteilungswirkung | redistribution | Ungelernte Arbeitskräfte | Soziale Sicherung | F23 | H21 | social insurance | Globalisierung | J65 | J64 | L23 | Outsourcing; redistribution; social insurance; unemployment | Outsourcing | unemployment | Arbeitslosigkeit | outsourcing, unemployment, social insurance, redistribution | Theorie
    • jel: jel:J64 | jel:F23 | jel:H21 | jel:J65 | jel:L23
      ddc: ddc:330

Outsourcing of labor intensive activities challenges the welfare state and undermines the protection of low-skilled workers. The stylized facts are that profits are concentrated among the high-skilled, involuntary unemployment is mostly among the low-skilled, and privat... View more
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