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Labour productivity of unincorporated sole proprietorships and partnerships : impact on the Canada-United States productivity gap

Author: John R Baldwin; Luke Rispoli; Danny Leung; Statistics Canada. Economic Analysis Division.
Publisher: Ottawa, Ont. : Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis Division, ©2011
Series: Economic analysis research paper series, no. 071.; Research paper (Statistics Canada)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This paper asks how the performance of self-employed unincorporated businesses affects the size of the gap in labour productivity between Canada and the United States. To do so, the business sector in each country is divided into unincorporated and corporate businesses, and estimates of labour productivity are generated for each sector. The productivity performance of the unincorporated sector relative to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Statistics
Statistiques
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Baldwin; Luke Rispoli; Danny Leung; Statistics Canada. Economic Analysis Division.
ISBN: 9781100190730 1100190732
OCLC Number: 757830047
Notes: "July 2011."
"Catalogue no. 11F0027M"--Cover.
6. Prices index for comparing Canadian and U.S. output.
7. The gap in business-sector labour productivity between Canada and the United States.
1. Introduction.
Description: 1 online resource (42 pages) : color illustrations, digital file
Contents: 4. Methodological issues --
4.1. Output --
4.2. Labour input --
4.2.1. Methodology for deriving Canadian labour input --
4.2.2. Methodology for deriving United States labour input. 5. Productivity by legal form of organization --
5.1. Canadian labour productivity --
5.2. Labour productivity in the United States. 8. Conclusion --
Appendix --
References. 3. The relative importance of the unincorporated sector --
3.1. The Canadian unincorporated sector and the U.S. non-corporate sector --
3.2. Separating the unincorporated/non-corporate sector into sole proprietorships and partnerships. Abstract --
Executive summary. 2. Separating the business sector into corporate and unincorporated components --
2.1. Canadian corporate sector and unincorporated sector --
2.2. United States corporate sector and non-corporate sector.
Series Title: Economic analysis research paper series, no. 071.; Research paper (Statistics Canada)
Other Titles: Productivité du travail des entreprises individuelles et des sociétés de personnes non constituées :
Responsibility: by John Baldwin, Danny Leung, and Luke Rispoli.
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This paper asks how the performance of self-employed unincorporated businesses affects the size of the gap in labour productivity between Canada and the United States. To do so, the business sector in each country is divided into unincorporated and corporate businesses, and estimates of labour productivity are generated for each sector. The productivity performance of the unincorporated sector relative to the corporate sector is much lower in Canada than in the United States. As a result, when the unincorporated sector is removed from the estimates for the business sector in each country and only the corporate sectors for the two countries are compared, the gap in the level of productivity between Canada and the United States is reduced. The unincorporated sector consists of both sole proprietorships and partnerships. This paper also investigates the impact of just sole proprietorships on the Canada-United States productivity gap. Sole proprietorships in the two countries more closely resemble one another than do partnerships, as U.S. partnerships are much larger than their Canadian counterparts. When sole proprietorships are removed from the business-sector estimates of each country (allowing a comparison of sole proprietorships to the rest of the business sector, which consists of partnerships and the corporate sector), the gap in labour productivity between Canada and the United States also declines but by only about half as much as when both sole proprietorships and partnerships are removed. The lower productivity of the unincorporated sector (both sole proprietorships and partnerships) accounted for almost the entire productivity gap between Canada and the United States in 1998. Since then, the productivity of the corporate sector in Canada has fallen relative to that of the corporate sector in the United States and the unincorporated sector no longer accounts for the entire gap.

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