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The contribution of growth in total factor productivity to growth in South Africa: 1970-97

Policy Paper (Interest) 16

This paper is concerned with revealing the changing patterns of growth in the South African economy. Output growth is decomposed into the contributions of growth in labour, capital and total factor productivity over the 1970-97 period, and on a sectoral level. Evidence reveals strong sectoral differences in the underlying structure of output growth, and strong concentration in the source of efficiency gains in three digit manufacturing sectors.

Policy Paper (Interest) 16
1 September 2000
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