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Comparative labour productivity in the British and American clothing industries, 1850-1950

Andrew Godley

Comparative labour productivity in the British and American clothing industries, 1850-1950

by Andrew Godley

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Published by University of Reading in Reading .
Written in English


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Statementby A.Godley.
SeriesDiscussion papers in economics and management -- No. 360
ContributionsUniversity of Reading. Department of Economics.
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Open LibraryOL22825692M

industry, and services – followed by the economy-wide overall comparative labor productivity. Not surprisingly, the story from to is essentially the same as that in Broadberry () and Broadberry and Ghosal (), with roughly equal productivity in agriculture, much higher U.S. labor productivity in industry, and a. 2 L. Rostas, Comparative Productivity in British and American Industry. 3 The Ministry of Labour's figure (Mini8try of Labour Gazette, March , p. 92) for average weekly earnings in manufacturing industries only in the United Kingdom in October is 50s. 4d. .

Tanzania’s industrial sector has evolved through various stages since independence in , from nascent and undiversified to state-led import substitution industrialization, and subsequently to deindustrialization under structural adjustment programmes and policy reforms. The current development agenda, however, has brought industrial development back to be one of the policy priorities. The T&C industries are very important for a handful of countries, in terms of trade, GDP and employment and have contributed significantly in several other countries. The T&C industries provide opportunities for export diversification and expansion of manufactured exports for low-income countries that can exploit their labour cost.

This book is about two polemical issues in labour studies, namely, the notions and determinants of labour productivity and flexibility. This book attempts to develop the notion of labour input flexibility or the capacity of workers to adapt to changes in the environment and its relation with labour productivity.   My own thinking is close to Robin Blackburn, The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights (London, ), especially chapter 4, where Blackburn emphasizes that the capitalist transformation of the countryside preceded the Industrial Revolution without denying the various ways that slavery stimulated the growth of British industry.


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Comparative labour productivity in the British and American clothing industries, 1850-1950 by Andrew Godley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Comparative Labour Productivity in the British and American Clothing Industries, – Textile History: Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. Cited by: 8. “The Development of the UK Clothing Industry, –Output and Productivity Growth”, Business History, 37 ().

“Comparative Labour Productivity in the British and American Clothing Industries, –”, Textile History, 28 ().Cited by: 3.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rostás, L. (László) Comparative productivity in British and American industry.

Cambridge [England] University Press,   The British steel industry has caught up rapidly with its continental competitors, though in output per 1850-1950 book was still only about half of the Dutch level.(10) The productivity gap between the Dutch and British steel industry was reduced to only 20 per cent in Comparative labour productivity in the British and American clothing industries, - Godley, Andrew, () The effects of flexible manufacturing contexts: geographical patterns in the labor productivity impact of output growth.

Labor productivity as well as labor cost can combine to give a nation a comparative advantage in an industrial activity and spur significant economic development.

For example, in the technology sector, Mumbai, India, has developed global comparative advantage in software development. 1. Introduction. A number of writers have recently questioned whether labor productivity and per capita incomes were ever higher in the United Kingdom than in the United States (Prados de la Escosura,Ward and Devereux, ).Although previous work by Broadberry () calculated sectoral differences in output per worker in the United Kingdom and the United States from to.

But if you leave aside that decade fromlabor productivity growth in the US has only been % since And I’m predicting a slight slowdown in that.

Comparative Labour Productivity in the British and American Clothing Industries, – This comparative historical analysis demonstrates how memory and reflexive interpretations of the past can shape entrepreneurial willingness to collaborate with larger firms in an industry.

Indeed, British industry has since added immigration to our list of problems, which has made labour cheaper and encouraged low levels of spending on labour-saving machinery.

It should come as no surprise, in light of the author’s findings, that productivity and wages have fallen in absolute terms since   These are the productivity statistics most often cited in the news.

In addition, output per hour and unit labor costs are available for over selected industries in manufacturing, mining, utilities, wholesale and retail trade, and services.

Multifactor Productivity. Nicholas Crafts, "Forging Ahead and Falling Behind: The Rise and Relative Decline of the First Industrial Nation," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol.

12(2), pagesee, Rajabrata, "The US-UK productivity gap in the twentieth century: a race between technology and population," MPRA PaperUniversity Library of Munich, Germany. Labor Force Estimates and Economic Growth, ” (). Labor Scarcity and the Problem of American Industrial Efficiency in the s.” ().

Labour Productivity and Technological Innovation in. W. Arthur Lewis, the founding father of development economics, proposed a dualist model of economic development in which 'surplus' (predominantly under-employed) labour shifted from lower to higher productivity work. In practice, historically, this meant that labour was initially drawn out of subsistence agriculture into low-wage, labour-intensive manufacturing, including in clothing.

Labour productivity = volume measure of output / measure of input use. Volume measure of output: The volume measure of output reflects the goods and services produced by the workforce.

Numerator of the ratio of labour productivity, the volume measure of output is measured either by gross domestic product (GDP) or gross value added (GVA). comparative labor productivity. Not surprisingly, the story from to is essentially the same as that in Broadberry () and Broadberry and Ghosal ().

Relative to the United Kingdom, the United States has roughly equal labor productivity in agriculture, much. Comparative Productivity in British and American Industry. By L. ROSTAS. National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Occasional Papers XIII.

Cambridge. At the University Press [Toronto: Macmillan Com-pany of Canada]. xxiii, ($) DR. ROSTAS'S scientific contribution on the subject of labour productivity is very timelv.

Workforce productivity is the amount of goods and services that a group of workers produce in a given amount of time. It is one of several types of productivity that economists measure.

Workforce productivity, often referred to as labor productivity, is a measure for an organisation or company, a process, an industry, or a country. Workforce productivity is to be distinguished from employee.

workplace organization and labour productivity: A comparative study. based on firm-level data for Greece and Switzerland. trade), the response rate did not vary much across industries. DOI link for Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, – Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, – book.The sectoral distribution of the labour force and labour productivity in Britain, – ’, Explorations in Economic History, 50, 16– Broadberry, S.

N. ; Custodis, J. ; and Gupta, B. ( a), ‘India and the Great Divergence: an Anglo-Indian comparison of GDP per capita, –’, Explorations in Economic History.Productivity - Productivity - Historical trends: For most of humanity’s history, advances in technology, productivity, and real income per capita came very slowly and sporadically.

But with the development of modern science in the 17th century and the quickening of technological innovation that it sparked, the stage was set for significant improvements in productivity.