2008, English edition: The productivity differential between the Canadian and U.S. manufacturing sectors [electronic resource] : a perspective drawn from the early 20th century / John R. Baldwin and Alan G. Green. Baldwin, John R. (John Russel)

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The productivity differential between the Canadian and U.S. manufacturing sectors : a perspective drawn from the early 20th century / John R. Baldwin and Alan G. Green
 
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  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
Published
  • Ottawa : Micro-economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada, 2008.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • The productivity differential between the Canadian and U.S. manufacturing sectors : a perspective drawn from the early 20th century /​ John R. Baldwin and Alan G. Green.
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  • Statistics Canada (English)
Creator
  • Baldwin, John R. (John Russel)
Other Creators
  • Green, Alan G., 1932-
  • Statistics Canada. Micro-Economic Analysis Division.
  • Government of Canada.
Published
  • Ottawa : Micro-economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada, 2008.
Medium
  • [electronic resource]
Physical Description
  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
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Summary
  • Many historical comparisons of international productivity use measures of labour productivity (output per worker). Differences in labour productivity can be caused by differences in technical efficiency or differences in capital intensity. Moving to measures of total factor productivity allows international comparisons to ascertain whether differences in labour productivity arise from differences in efficiency or differences in factors utilized in the production process. This paper examines differences in output per worker in the manufacturing sectors of Canada and the United States in 1929 and the extent to which it arises from efficiency differences. It makes corrections for differences in capital and materials intensity per worker in order to derive a measure of total factor efficiency of Canada relative to the United States, using detailed industry data. It finds that while output per worker in Canada was only about 75% of the United States productivity level, the total factor productivity measure of Canada was about the same as the United States level -- that is, there was very little difference in technical efficiency in the two countries. Canada's lower output per worker was the result of the use of less capital and materials per worker than the United States.
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  • Title from title screen (viewed Jan. 8, 2009).
  • "Research paper."
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
  • Available also in French under title: La différence de productivité entre le secteur de la fabrication au Canada et aux États-Unis : une perspective fondée sur le début du vingtième siècle.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781100115320
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