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Services: Parasitic Or Dynamic?


  • Dorothy I. Riddle


Traditional economic theorists have argued that services in general, and public services in particular, are unproductive and parasitic. Data is presented from seven representative countries at varying levels of economic development to show that, in fact, services are productive and play a critical role both in enabling the production of goods and In ensuring quality of life.

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  • Dorothy I. Riddle, 1985. "Services: Parasitic Or Dynamic?," Review of Policy Research, Policy Studies Organization, vol. 4(3), pages 467-474, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revpol:v:4:y:1985:i:3:p:467-474
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-1338.1985.tb00246.x

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    1. John Allen & Paul du Gay, 1994. "Industry and the Rest: The Economic Identity of Services," Work, Employment & Society, British Sociological Association, vol. 8(2), pages 255-271, June.

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