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By V. Eldon Ball, George W. Norton (auth.), V. Elton Ball, George W. Norton (eds.)

Agricultural productiveness: dimension and resources of Growth addresses size concerns and methods in agricultural productiveness research, making use of these strategies to lately released info units for American agriculture. the information units are used to estimate and clarify country point productiveness and potency ameliorations, and to check diverse methods to productiveness size. the increase in agricultural productiveness is the only most crucial resource of financial progress within the U.S. farm area, and the speed of productiveness progress is expected to be greater in agriculture than within the non-farm zone. you will need to comprehend productiveness resources and to degree its progress appropriately, together with the consequences of environmental externalities.

Both the equipment and the information might be accessed via economists on the country point to behavior analyses for his or her personal states. In a feeling, even if now not explicitly, the publication presents a consultant to utilizing the productiveness information on hand at the site of the U.S. division of Agriculture/Economic study provider. it's going to be of curiosity to a huge spectrum of execs in academia, the govt., and the personal zone.

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Consequently, the 1990 marginal matrices described in the text were constructed from 1980 marginals adjusted for 1980-90 trends from series updated from those initially reported in Jorgenson, Gollop, and Fraumeni (1987) and controlled to USDA totals by employment class. 16. For a discussion of the theoretical basis for adjusting labor input for compositional shifts in the labor force, see Jorgenson and Gollop (1992). REFERENCES Ball, V. E. 1985. S. " American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 67:475-86.

A third dimension of change in methods and measures has been in accounting for changes in the composition of aggregates, including changes in quality of inputs and outputs. , Griliches 1963), but until relatively recently it has been neglected in most of the empirical work. Jorgenson and Griliches (1967) and Jorgenson, Gollop, and Fraumeni (1987) highlighted the changing composition of labor in their studies of sectoral productivity. S. agricultural productivity, and emphasized by Jorgenson and Gollop (1992).

Indices of land service flows are formed implicitly as the ratio of the value of service flows to the price index. 14 Matrices of hours worked and compensation per hour have been developed for laborers cross-classified by sex, age, education, and employment class-employee versus self-employed and unpaid family workers. The task for this study is to develop a set of similarly formatted but otherwise demographically distinct matrices of labor input and labor compensation by state. These matrices are developed using the RAS procedure popularized by Jorgenson, Gollop, and Fraumeni (1987, pp.

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