OECD Trade Policy Papers

ISSN :
1816-6873 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/18166873
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

NB. No. 1 to No. 139 were released under the previous series title OECD Trade Policy Working Papers.

 

Trade and Labour Market Outcomes in Germany You or your institution have access to this content

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Auteur(s):
Holger Görg1, Dennis Görlich1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Allemagne

Date de publication
19 oct 2011
Bibliographic information
N°:
125
Pages
52
DOI
10.1787/5kg3nh94z5r8-en

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The German economy is characterized by a high degree of foreign exposure through exports and imports. This paper considers the link between trade and labour market outcomes in Germany. To that end we combine individual-level data from the German Socio Economic Panel for the period 1999 to 2007 with industry-level data on various aspects of trade – exports, imports and offshoring. We consider their effects on wages and the probability of moving into unemployment. Our econometric analysis suggests that there is little impact of trade-related variables on individual-level wages, whereas there appears to be some impact with respect to employment. We find some important differences between manufacturing and services sectors, in particular with regard to exporting and offshoring.
Mots-clés:
inclusive growth, trade, employment, wages
Classification JEL:
  • F16: International Economics / Trade / Trade and Labor Market Interactions