The impact on advanced economics of north-south trade in manufacturing and services
Many types of production are being transferred from the rich economies of the North to the poorer economies of the South. Such changes began in manufacturing but are now spreading to services. This paper provides estimates of their past and future impact on employment in the North. About 5 million manufacturing jobs have been lost over the past decade because of trade with low-wage economies. A similar number of service jobs may be lost to low-wage economies over the next decade. Although small compared to total employment, such losses may seriously harm certain localities or types of worker.
JEL Classification: F16, M55, L60, L80.
Keywords: North-South Trade Employment Offshoring Manufacturing Services