Are Small or Large Producers Driving the Canada-U.S. Labour Productivity Gap? Recent Evidence from Manufacturing, Working Paper 2014-04, Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch Working Paper Series

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Are Small or Large Producers Driving the Canada-U.S. Labour Productivity Gap? Recent Evidence from Manufacturing, Working Paper 2014-04, Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch Working Paper Series

This paper examines the contribution of manufacturing plant size to the Canada-U.S. productivity gap. It updates trends in industrial structure and plant size distribution in Canada and the United States in the manufacturing sector, using recent microdata records (up to 2007) collected by the Census of Manufactures programs in the two countries, and highlights the differences that have emerged between two countries. It also aims to determine the sources of the Canada-U.S. labour productivity growth and level gaps in the manufacturing sector.

Date: 2014
Format: HTML, PDF
Catalogue number: Iu172-1/2014-4E-PDF
ISBN: 978-1-100-25176-9

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