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The Shift to Services: A Review of the Literature

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  • Schettkat, Ronald

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    (University of Wuppertal)

  • Yocarini, Lara

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    (Utrecht University)

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The present paper provides an overview of literature on the shift to services. It follows the three dimensions of structural change - final demand, the inter-industry division of labor and inter-industry productivity differences. It first looks at the ‘classics’, however (Fisher (1935), Clark (1940), Fourastié (1949), Baumol (1967, 2001), and Fuchs (1968)). Next, it treats studies analyzing differences in service-industry employment, and offers a discussion of studies focussing on final demand as an explanation of higher service shares in GDP. It also provides an overview of studies analyzing the inter-industry division of labor on the basis of input-output data. Finally, it discusses studies following Baumol’s cost-disease hypothesis.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 964.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Publication status: published in: Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2006, 17 (2), 127-147
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp964

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  1. Eileen Appelbaum & Ronald Schettkat, 1999. "Are Prices Unimportant? The Changing Structure of the Industrialized Economies," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 21(3), pages 387-398, April.
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  1. Klodt, Henning, 2004. "Strukturwandel und Arbeitsmarktprobleme in Deutschland," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 3372, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  2. Jaime Bonet, 2005. "La terciarización de las estructuras económicas regionales en Colombia," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO SOBRE ECONOMÍA REGIONAL 003094, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ECONOMÍA REGIONAL.
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  6. Barrett, Alan & Kearney, Ide & McCarthy, Yvonne, 2006. "Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2006," Forecasting Report, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number QEC20062, March.
  7. Rafael Camargo de Pauli & Luciano Nakabashi & Armando Vaz Sampaio, 2010. "Fatores de Oferta e Demanda na Qualificação dos Trabalhadores Brasileiros," Working Papers 0100, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Department of Economics.
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  10. Erich Langmantel, 2004. "Der Beitrag von Industrie und Dienstleistungen zum regionalen Wirtschaftswachstum in Bayern," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 57(15), pages 08-13, 08.

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