Imports in Intermediate Inputs and the Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor in Australian Manufacturing Sector
19 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2010
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Imports, Outsourcing, Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor
JEL Classification: F10, F14, J21, J23
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