By V. Eldon Ball, George W. Norton (auth.), V. Elton Ball, George W. Norton (eds.)
Agricultural productiveness: size and resources of Growth addresses size matters and strategies in agricultural productiveness research, utilizing these thoughts to lately released facts units for American agriculture. the information units are used to estimate and clarify kingdom point productiveness and potency alterations, and to check assorted ways to productiveness dimension. the increase in agricultural productiveness is the only most vital resource of monetary progress within the U.S. farm region, and the speed of productiveness progress is anticipated to be larger in agriculture than within the non-farm region. you will need to comprehend productiveness resources and to degree its development safely, together with the consequences of environmental externalities.
Both the equipment and the information may be accessed by means of economists on the kingdom point to behavior analyses for his or her personal states. In a feeling, even though no longer explicitly, the ebook presents a consultant to utilizing the productiveness info to be had at the web site of the U.S. division of Agriculture/Economic study provider. it may be of curiosity to a extensive spectrum of execs in academia, the govt., and the personal quarter.
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Extra resources for Agricultural Productivity: Measurement and Sources of Growth
1 provides details for the intervening years. It plots for each year the coefficient of variation (the ratio of the standard deviation to the mean) of productivity levels for all forty-eight states. We use these coefficients to show that there was some narrowing of the range of levels of productivity between 1960 and 1987. 1. Coefficients of variation of state productivity. 1990 1995 30 Agricultural Productivity in productivity growth rates. The fact that some states grew more rapidly than others and yet the cross-section dispersion decreased implies that the states that grew most rapidly were those with lower initial levels of productivity, a finding consistent with Gerschenkron's (1952) notion of the advantages of reI ative backwardness.
15. For 1960 and 1970, see "Characteristics of the Population," Census ofthe Population, Volume I; for 1980, see "Detailed Population Characteristics," Census ofthe Population, Chapter D. The Bureau of the Census did not tabulate state-specific demographic data for agriculture in 1990. 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.
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