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Les Français sont-ils toujours productifs ?


  • Eric Heyer

    () (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po)

  • Mathieu Plane

    () (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po)

  • Xavier Timbeau

    () (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po)


Le PIB par habitant est l'indicateur de référence pour mesurer le niveau de vie. Le PIB par tête des Européens, qui représentait 76% de celui des américains en 1992, a progressivement chuté pour atteindre 69% de celui-ci en 2005. Or, sur un plan comptable, le PIB par habitant peut se décomposer comme le produit de la productivité du travail et du taux d'emploi. Si en période de chômage de masse il est possible d'arbitrer entre la productivité et l'emploi, une fois le plein emploi atteint et les potentiels de hausse de taux d'activité réalisés, seuls les gains de productivité du travail détermineront la richesse par tête produite. La comparaison des gains de productivité sur le long terme est donc essentielle pour comprendre les évolutions et les différences de niveaux de vie entre les nations (...).

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  • Eric Heyer & Mathieu Plane & Xavier Timbeau, 2007. "Les Français sont-ils toujours productifs ?," Post-Print hal-01032398, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01032398
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