Accession Number : AD0664544

Title :   LABOR QUALITY AND THE INTERNATIONAL STRUCTURE OF LABOR PRODUCTIVITY AND WAGES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,Edward J.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : An analysis is presented to help gauge the plausibility of the view that labor quality is a key determinant of international differences in productivity and wages. It is believed that labor quality does play a very important role in determining interindustry differences in productivity and wages, and that these systematic differences are pervasive over a number of developed countries. The notion of a 'skill-intensity' of an industry is thus fairly well founded. When the implications of this view for international trade are examined the emphasis on labor quality is strongly reinforced.

Descriptors :   (*LABOR, SALARIES), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, MONEY, INDUSTRIES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ECONOMICS, COMMERCE, STANDARDS, MANPOWER

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE