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Productivity and employment growth: an empirical review of long and medium run evidence : background working paper for the world employment report 2004

@inproceedings{Ark2004ProductivityAE,
  title={Productivity and employment growth: an empirical review of long and medium run evidence : background working paper for the world employment report 2004},
  author={Bart van Ark},
  year={2004}
}
This study argues that the creation of productive jobs is the key to economic growth, social development and improvements in living standards. The study provides extensive empirical evidence showing that the long run trend has been towards simultaneous growth in per capita income, productivity and employment growth. However, depending on the type of indicator and the time frame adopted, there are legitimate concerns about the distribution of the productivity and welfare gains from growth both… Expand
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