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

  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

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 1985

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Wiley-Blackwell

  • DOI:

    10.1111/j.1467-9787.1986.tb01062.x

  • ISSN:

    0022-4146

  • Library of Congress:

    HD Industries. Land use. Labor

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    331 Labor economics

Citation

McQuaid, R. W. (1985). Production functions and the disaggregation of Labor inputs in manufacturing plants. Journal of Regional Science. 26, 595-603. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9787.1986.tb01062.x. ISSN 0022-4146

Keywords

Production; labor; manufacturing plant;

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