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Source: Susan N. Houseman, Upjohn Institute Employment Research, January 2009
Although the apparent growth of offshore outsourcing and offshoring of intermediate goods and services has spurred a heated debate overits effects on the U.S. economy and
workers, our ability to assess these impacts is hampered by the limitations of government data.
……The Upjohn Institute, in collaboration with the National Academy
of Public Administration, received grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the U.S.
Bureau of Economic Analysis to fund new research and a conference in fall
2009 focusing on measurement problems associated with the growth of outsourcing
and offshoring. The goal of this project is to generate and disseminate a substantial
new body of research on selected measurement problems that previously have received little attention.