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Measurement and Interpretation of Productivity.

Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press Boulder : NetLibrary, Incorporated [distributor] 1979
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Statistics, Panel to Review Productivity.
Measurement and Interpretation of Productivity.
Washington : National Academies Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9780309571159 0309571154 128025758X 9781280257582
OCLC Number: 859837422
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Copyright --
Table of Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Report --
1 Introduction, Findings, and Recommendations --
INTRODUCTION --
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS --
2 Uses, Misuses, and Limitations of Productivity Statistics --
THE NATURE OF PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES --
PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES AS INDEXES OF PERFORMANCE --
PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES, LIVING STANDARDS, AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION --
THE USE OF PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES IN FORECASTING AND BUSINESS CYCLE ANALYSIS --
ANALYZING THE SOURCES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH --
SOME LIMITATIONS OF PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES --
NOTES --
3 Basic Productivity Concepts: Meaning and Measurement --
THE FRAMEWORK OF PRODUCTION THEORY --
MEASURES OF PRODUCTIVITY --
OUTPUT --
INPUTS --
NOTES --
4 Government Measures of Productivity: Concepts, Methods, and Sources --
OVERVIEW OF GOVERNMENT MEASURES --
ECONOMY-WIDE MEASURES --
INDUSTRY DIVISIONS --
DETAILED INDUSTRY PROGRAM --
PROGRAM TO MEASURE PRODUCTIVITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT --
EXCLUSIONS FROM EXISTING MEASURES --
NOTES --
5 The Measurement of Output --
THE OUTPUT MEASURE --
DIVIDING VALUE CHANGES BETWEEN CHANGES IN PRICES AND CHANGES IN REAL OUTPUT --
METHODS OF MEASURING QUALITY CHANGES --
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATION --
NOTES --
6 The Measurement of Inputs --
LABOR --
PHYSICAL CAPITAL --
INTERMEDIATE INPUTS --
MULTI-FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY MEASURES --
NOTES --
7 Analyzing the Sources of Growth --
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK --
EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE --
RECOMMENDATIONS --
NOTES --
8 Measures of Productivity for Companies --
MEASUREMENT TO IMPROVE COMPANY PRODUCTIVITY --
RESEARCH ON COMPANY PRODUCTIVITY --
INTERAGENCY COOPERATION --
NOTES --
9 International Comparisons of Productivity --
COMPARISONS OF LEVELS OF OUTPUT AND PRODUCTIVITY --
INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS OF CHANGES OVER TIME --
ANALYSES OF THE DATA --
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS --
NOTES --
Supplementary Statement --
References --
PAPERS --
Measurement Error in Productivity Statistics --
MEASUREMENT ERROR DEFINED --
OVERALL ERROR IN THE PRODUCTIVITY MEASURE --
MEASUREMENT ERROR AND BIAS --
AN ERROR MODEL FOR PRODUCTIVITY FOR THE PRIVATE BUSINESS SECTOR --
COMPUTER SIMULATION --
TAYLOR EXPANSION APPROXIMATION FOR OVERALL ERROR --
IMPLICATIONS FOR MEASURES OF PRODUCTIVITY CHANGE --
CONCLUSION --
REFERENCES --
Revisions in BLS Output per Hour --
INTRODUCTION --
REASONS FOR FREQUENT REVISIONS --
EVIDENCE FROM PAST REVISIONS --
FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS --
REFERENCES --
Measuring Outputs in Hospitals --
INTRODUCTION --
HOSPITAL PRODUCTIVITY --
ASSESSING OUTPUTS --
SUMMARY OF A STUDY OF SERVICES AND OUTCOMES IN HOSPITALS --
CONCLUDING COMMENTS --
REFERENCES --
Welfare Dimensions of Productivity Measurement --
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING WELFARE DIMENSIONS --
CONSUMPTION-PRIVATE AND PUBLIC --
INCOME DISTRIBUTION --
QUALITY OF WORKING LIFE --
HOURS OF WORK AND USE OF TIME --
HEALTH FACILITIES --
THE ENVIRONMENT --
THE FEASIBILITY OF A SYSTEM OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ACCOUNTS --
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