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Monthly Labor Review

November 1981 Volume 104, Number 11

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 2

  1. Cyclical Behavior of Productivity in the Machine Tool Industry

    John Duke & Horst Brand

    Productivity growth was slow during 1958-80, partly because of the industry's tendency to retain skilled workers during cyclical downturns; computers and other electronic equipment aided production... More

    pp. 27-34

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  2. Transformer Industry Productivity Slows

    Phyllis Flohr Otto

    Annual productivity increases averaged 2.4 percent during 1963-79, slowing since 1972 to 1.5 percent; computer-assisted design and product standardization aided growth in output per employee-hour. ... More

    pp. 35-39

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