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Measuring labour productivity through labour requirement approach: the Malaysian experience


Abdul Rashid, Zakariah and Chan, Khai Yew (1997) Measuring labour productivity through labour requirement approach: the Malaysian experience. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 5 (2). pp. 139-144. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


The present paper measures labour productivity by estimating direct and indirect labour requirements per unit of output. Labour requirements are estimated by using an input-output technique. The paper uses two input-output tables for two different periods to ensure the results are more consistent. The results of the study were then tested by comparing them with the ordinary measures of labour productivity such as value added per labour; salaries and wages per labour and output per labour. It is interesting to note that although for the whole economy direct labour requirement appears to be the consistent measure of labour productivity, for some sectors of the economy indirect labour requirement is also important.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Sectoral labour productivity; Input-output analysis; Direct and indirect labour requirements; Comparative measurements of labour productivity
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 04:04
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 08:14
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3165
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