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Interprovincial Differences in GDP Per Capita, Labour Productivity and Work Intensity: 1990-2003


  • Baldwin, John R.
  • Brown, W. Mark
  • Maynard, Jean-Pierre


This paper compares output per person across Canadian provinces - using nominal or current dollar GDP per capita as the metric over the period 1990 to 2003. Differences in GDP per capita can be attributed to differences in the underlying efficiency of provincial economies. This is measured by labour productivity or GDP per hours worked. Differences also arise from the amount of human resources that are employed, as measured by work intensity or hours worked per capita. This paper examines the extent to which differences in GDP per capita can be attributed to each of these two factors.

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  • Baldwin, John R. & Brown, W. Mark & Maynard, Jean-Pierre, 2005. "Interprovincial Differences in GDP Per Capita, Labour Productivity and Work Intensity: 1990-2003," Insights on the Canadian Economy 2005011e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis Division.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp2e:2005011e

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    1. Baldwin, John R. & Brown, W. Mark & Maynard, Jean-Pierre & Zietsma , Danielle, 2004. "Catching up and Falling Behind: The Performance of Provincial GDP Per Capita from 1990 to 2003," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2004024e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    2. Baldwin, John R. & Maynard, Jean-Pierre & Sabourin, David & Zietsma , Danielle, 2001. "Differences in Interprovincial Productivity Levels," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2001180e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    3. Baldwin, John R. & Harchaoui, Tarek, 2002. "Productivity Growth in Canada," Productivity Growth in Canada, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis Division, number stcb6e, May.
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    Economic accounts; Gross domestic product; Productivity accounts;

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