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Imports in Intermediate Inputs and the Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor in Australian Manufacturing Sector

19 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2010  

Huy Quang Vu

RMIT Vietnam

Date Written: September 20, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Vu, Huy Quang, Imports in Intermediate Inputs and the Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labor in Australian Manufacturing Sector (September 20, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1695293 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1695293

Huy Quang Vu (Contact Author)

RMIT Vietnam ( email )

Centre of Commerce and Management
521 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi
Vietnam

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