Outsourcing, Occupational Restructuring, and Employee Well-being – Is There a Silver Lining?

Working Papers 277 Petri Böckerman, Mika Maliranta

This paper explores the effects of outsourcing on employee well-being through the use of the Finnish linked employer-employee data. The direct negative effect of outsourcing is attributable to greater job destruction and worker outflow. In terms of perceived well-being, the winners in international outsourcing are those who are capable of performing interactive tasks (i.e., managers, professionals and experts), especially when offshoring involves closer connections to other developed countries.

Published: 1.4.2012
JEL: J28, F23
ISBN: 978-952-209-103-1 (pdf)
ISSN: 1795-1801 (pdf)
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