Accession Number:

AD0758746

Title:

Testing for the Existence of a Consistent Aggregate Index of Labor Inputs,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION LAB (OEP) MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to estimate a production function for U. S. manufacturing with the labor input disaggregated into production and nonproduction workers, and then to test whether a consistent aggregate labor index exists. It is found that nonproduction workers and capital are complements, while production workers and capital are substitutes. This authors conclude that even though production and nonproduction workers in U. S. manufacturing are highly substitutable, there is no way to consistently aggregate them. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE