H-1B Visas, Offshoring, and the Wages of US Information Technology Workers
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business; New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences
Lorin M. Hitt
University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department
April 14, 2009
We use new sources of micro-data to estimate the short-run impact that H-1B employment has had on IT wages. Our primary data source describes employers, demographics, and wages for a segment of the US IT workforce. We integrate these data with external datasets describing employers’ H-1B applications, available through Department of Labor databases, and offshore employment, measured through the self-reported employment of a large sample of offshore IT workers.
Keywords: IT Workers, Globalization, H-1B Visas, Offshoring, Immigration, Job Displacement, Labor Shortage, Skills
Date posted: April 15, 2009 ; Last revised: June 10, 2010