Antiglobalization sentiment: Exposure and immobility

James Bisbee, B. Peter Rosendorff

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    Individuals with heightened labor market insecurity express more protectionist, xenophobic, and isolationist sentiment. We construct a novel measure of labor market insecurity that combines an individual's industry-based exposure to import competition with an occupation-based measure of job immobility. Immobility captures the similarity of an individual's job to others in the economy, weighted by their prevalence. The holder of a job that is dissimilar to others in the industry or in the state experiences more anxiety regarding their labor market prospects in the face of a globalization shock, and is more likely to express antiglobalization sentiment.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalAmerican Journal of Political Science
    StateAccepted/In press - 2024

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Political Science and International Relations


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