TITLE

Immigration vs. outsourcing: Effects on labor markets

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Ronald W.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
International Review of Economics & Finance;2005, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Anti-globalizers are concerned, inter alia, with the effects on a developed country's real wage rate of legal or illegal immigration, as well as the outsourcing of labor-intensive activities abroad. Although a lowering of the wage rate may ensue, it is by no means a logical necessity. I show that either immigration or outsourcing of a labor- intensive fragment of production may serve to raise the wage rate of national labor in a developed country. As well, I point out how these two effects differ from each other.
ACCESSION #
16274979

 

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