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Fear of service outsourcing: is it justified?

Fear of service outsourcing: is it justified? Is it justified?The recent media and political attention on service outsourcing from developed to developing countries gives the impression that outsourcing is exploding. As a result, workers in industrial countries are anxious about job losses. This paper aims to establish what are the hypes and what are the facts. The results show that although service outsourcing has been steadily increasing it is still very low, and that in the United States and many other industrial countries ‘insourcing’ of services is greater than outsourcing. Using the United Kingdom as a case study, we find that job growth at a sectoral level is not negatively related to service outsourcing.— Mary Amiti and Shang-Jin Wei http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economic Policy Oxford University Press

Fear of service outsourcing: is it justified?

Economic Policy , Volume 20 (42) – Apr 1, 2005

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Oxford University Press
Copyright
© CEPR, CES, MSH, 2005
ISSN
0266-4658
eISSN
1468-0327
DOI
10.1111/j.1468-0327.2005.00140.x
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Abstract

Is it justified?The recent media and political attention on service outsourcing from developed to developing countries gives the impression that outsourcing is exploding. As a result, workers in industrial countries are anxious about job losses. This paper aims to establish what are the hypes and what are the facts. The results show that although service outsourcing has been steadily increasing it is still very low, and that in the United States and many other industrial countries ‘insourcing’ of services is greater than outsourcing. Using the United Kingdom as a case study, we find that job growth at a sectoral level is not negatively related to service outsourcing.— Mary Amiti and Shang-Jin Wei

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Economic PolicyOxford University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2005

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