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August 1987, Vol. 110, No. 8
Performance of multifactor productivity
in the steel and motor vehicles industries
Over the 1958-84 period, multifactor productivity grew at about half the rate of output per hour in these industries; the ratio of purchased materials, fuels, and services to labor accounted for most of the difference; the capital-labor ratio contributed very little.
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