2003, English edition: The impact of self-employment on labour-productivity growth [electronic resource] : a Canada and United States comparison / by John R. Baldwin and James Chowhan. Baldwin, John R. (John Russel)

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The impact of self-employment on labour-productivity growth : a Canada and United States comparison / by John R. Baldwin and James Chowhan
 
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  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
Published
  • Ottawa : Statistics Canada, 2003.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • The impact of self-employment on labour-productivity growth : a Canada and United States comparison /​ by John R. Baldwin and James Chowhan.
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  • Statistics Canada (English)
Creator
  • Baldwin, John R. (John Russel)
Other Creators
  • Chowhan, James.
  • Statistics Canada. Micro-Economic Analysis Division.
  • Statistics Canada. Analytical Studies Branch.
  • Government of Canada.
Published
  • Ottawa : Statistics Canada, 2003.
Medium
  • [electronic resource]
Physical Description
  • electronic text.
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
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Summary
  • This paper examines the influence of the self-employed on the growth in labour productivity in the business sector. There has been a dramatic expansion of self-employment in the Canadian economy over the 1987 to 1998 period. In addition, a comparison is made between Canadian and American experiences in this area over the 1987 to 1998 reference period. This paper argues that the expansion of the self-employment sector in Canada and the weak growth in Canadian self-employment net income over the decade has resulted in downward pressure being placed on the growth in aggregate labour productivity in the business sector. In contrast, the growth in the net income of the self-employment group in the United States has outpaced overall productivity growth in the business sector throughout the 1990s. Almost all of the differences in labour-productivity growth between Canada and the United States in the 1990s can be attributed to the greater growth of self-employment in Canada and the poorer income performance of this group.
Notes
  • Title from title screen (viewed Sept. 3, 2003).
  • "Research paper series."
  • Electronic monograph in PDF format.
  • Available also in French under title: Répercussions du travail autonome sur la croissance de la productivité du travail : comparaison Canada-États-Unis.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780662347927
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