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The Labor Share: A Review of Theory and Evidence

  • Dorothee Schneider

The labor share is defined as the share of value added which is payed out to workers. It is therefore often also called the wage share. Generally it is assumed that value added is produced with capital and labor as input factors so that Y = F(K;L) where Y is value added or output, K the capital input, and L labor.

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Paper provided by Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in its series SFB 649 Discussion Papers with number SFB649DP2011-069.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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