How do Automation and Offshorability Influence Unemployment Duration and Subsequent Job Quality?

Schmidpeter, Bernhard and Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8157-6631 (August 2018) How do Automation and Offshorability Influence Unemployment Duration and Subsequent Job Quality? Closed Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Economics Series 343, 36 p.

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We analyze the effect of automation and offshorability on unemployment duration and post-unemployment outcomes such as wages and employment stability. Our rich administrative data allow us to evaluate the importance of providing unemployment training in this context. Employing a multivariate mixed proportional hazard model to deal with selectivity, we find that both the routine content in tasks as well as the probability of off-shoring negatively affects the re-employment possibilities. Labor market training is helping workers to ameliorate these negative effects and is remarkably on the spot. For workers who find re-employment, our results show that offshorability (but not automation) affects future job duration and wages positively. Our analysis reveals interesting differences by gender.

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: Unemployment duration, routinisation, offshorability
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): J64, F66
Research Units: Labor Market and Social Policy
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 07:56
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 14:53
ISSN: 1605-7996
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/4721

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