Working Papers, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
How Many Danish Jobs Can (Potentially) Be Done Elsewhere?
Abstract: This paper employs a new survey technique to arrive at
estimates of the proportion of jobs with the characteristic that they can
be performed elsewhere than currently, in particular in other countries.
The results from the survey which was carried out in November 2008 indicate
that the proportion of current jobs with offshorability characteristics in
Denmark is in the 20 to 30 percent range. Danish jobs that could
potentially be carried out elsewhere are primarily found in the services
sector (financial and business services) and they are typically performed
by employees from the middle of the wage distribution
Keywords: Jobs; offshorability; outsourcing; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F16; J60; (follow links to similar papers)
32 pages, January 1, 2009
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