Attitudes Toward Offshore Outsourcingby Subhash C. JainUniversity of Connecticut Presentation made at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s 2008 Economic Outlook Conference in Hartford, CT January 8, 2008
Information Source • The attitudes presented here are based on an online survey of about 300 individuals.
Outsourcing of “white collar” jobs is a problem as we cannot allow large numbers of domestic workers to lose their jobs.
Outsourcing of manufacturing jobs is a problem as we cannot allow large numbers of domestic workers to lose their jobs.
Outsourcing is not a threat to the US economy because mainly only low-wage jobs are lost.
Outsourcing is beneficial to the US economy, as it provides benefits (lower prices for consumers and higher profits for companies) that outweigh the drawbacks.
Developing a global economy holds great promise for the US economy in the long term.
Outsourcing US jobs is good because it helps less-developed countries and reduces poverty-based problems abroad such as terrorism.
Foreign companies investing in the US create more jobs than those lost by outsourcing.
Outsourcing of jobs should not be considered where there are no established environmental standards and where child labor is used.
The US government should not do anything about job outsourcing.
The US government has policies and programs that promote the outsourcing of US jobs.
I have a good understanding of the policies and programs to deal with the effects of outsourcing.
People who have lost their jobs to outsourcing should be retrained or compensated by the government.
The US government should ban the outsourcing of jobs paid for with US tax dollars, including prohibiting government contractors from outsourcing jobs.
Improving the quality of K-12 education will help meet the challenge of outsourcing.
US immigration policies, such as immigration quotas and access to work visas, affect the ability of US companies to be globally competitive.