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Production functions and the disaggregation of Labor inputs in manufacturing plants.

McQuaid, Ronald W (1986) Production functions and the disaggregation of Labor inputs in manufacturing plants. Journal of Regional Science, 26 (3). pp. 595-603. ISSN 0022 4146

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This paper investigates the assumption of homogeneous labor inputs underlying the production functions in many regional models. The results indicate that nonproduction and production labor within manufacturing plants are not strongly separable, and the homogeneous labor assumption is not therefore appropriate. Hence, regional models need to take this into account in order to give reliable results. Differences between industries provide useful additional insights into their labor and capital relationships

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0022 4146
Electronic ISSN: 1467 9787
Uncontrolled Keywords: Production; labor; manufacturing plant;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 4441
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 15:28
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 15:31
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4441

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