The Shift to Services: A Review of the Literature

  title={The Shift to Services: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Ronald Schettkat and Lara Yocarini},
  journal={Public Economics eJournal},
The present paper provides an overview of literature on the shift to services. It follows the three dimensions of structural change - final demand, the inter-industry division of labor and inter-industry productivity differences. It first looks at the ‘classics’, however (Fisher (1935), Clark (1940), Fourastie (1949), Baumol (1967, 2001), and Fuchs (1968)). Next, it treats studies analyzing differences in service-industry employment, and offers a discussion of studies focussing on final demand… 

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