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Marine Coupaud
 
''The mediating role of working conditions in the analysis of the links between offshoring and health of European workers.''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.2 )
 
 
The study presents an analysis of the effect of offshoring at the sectoral level on European workers' health in terms of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health. The focus is on the period 2000-2010. Using European Working Conditions Surveys [EWCS] conducted by the Eurofound and an international database provided by the OECD, we examine the links between offshoring and workers' health through its action on working conditions using a Generalized Structural Equation Model. Our findings reveal that intermediate import competition, a recognized measure of offshoring; is indirectly and positively associated with musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems through its effects on work intensity for the period 2000-2010.
 
 
Keywords: Worker health; musculoskeletal disorders; mental health; globalization; European Union; trade; offshoring; import penetration ratio; mediation model
JEL: F1 - Trade: General
I1 - Health: General
 
Manuscript Received : Oct 09 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 02 2020

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