Imports in Intermediate Inputs and the Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor in Australian Manufacturing Sector
Huy Quang Vu
September 20, 2010
I use Feenstra and Hanson’s (2003) outsource-driven framework to investigate the effect of imports in intermediate inputs on the demand for skilled and unskilled labor in Australia. Using a panel data on six two-digit manufacturing industries over the period from 1986/87 to 1994/95, the results suggest that trade in the form of intermediate goods appear to have caused some changes in the skill structure of Australian manufacturing industries.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Imports, Outsourcing, Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor
JEL Classification: F10, F14, J21, J23
Date posted: October 22, 2010