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Workers' Views of the Impact of Trade on Jobs


Clair Brown


UC Berkeley - Department of Economics

Julia Lane


American Institutes for Research; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Timothy Sturgeon


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


IZA Discussion Paper No. 5368

Abstract:     
Although public policy is influenced by the perception that workers worry about the impact of trade on their jobs, there is little empirical evidence on what shapes such views. This paper uses new data to examine how workers' perceptions of the impact of trade are related to their career paths, job characteristics, and local labor market conditions. Surprisingly, given prior literature, we find that workers' perceptions primarily reflect local labor market conditions and education rather than labor market experiences or job characteristics.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: globalization, trade, job characteristics, local labor markets, job loss, job security

JEL Classification: J21, J08

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Date posted: December 19, 2010  

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Brown, Clair and Lane, Julia and Sturgeon, Timothy, Workers' Views of the Impact of Trade on Jobs. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5368. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1728325

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Clair Brown (Contact Author)
UC Berkeley - Department of Economics ( email )
549 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
United States
Julia Lane
American Institutes for Research ( email )
1990 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1107
United States
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
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Timothy Sturgeon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )
77 Massachusetts Avenue
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States
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