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Australia's service sector: a study in diversity

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  • Rosalie McLachlan

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Colin Clark

    (Productivity Commission)

  • Ian Monday

    (Productivity Commission)

Abstract

This paper seeks to dispel some of the myths commonly harboured about service jobs, service trade and the contribution services make to productivity improvements and living standards. Services account for more than three-quarters of national output and for four out of every five jobs.

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  • Rosalie McLachlan & Colin Clark & Ian Monday, 2002. "Australia's service sector: a study in diversity," Development and Comp Systems 0203002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0203002 Note: Type of Document - Word 97; prepared on IBM PC; to print on HP; pages: 150 ; figures: included
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    1. Edward N. Wolff, 1999. "The productivity paradox: evidence from indirect indicators of service sector productivity growth," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 32(2), pages 281-308, April.
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    Cited by:

    1. Rath, Deba Prasad & Raj, Rajesh, 2006. "Analytics and Implications of Services Sector Growth in Indian Economy," MPRA Paper 10034, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2007.
    2. repec:eee:touman:v:65:y:2018:i:c:p:303-316 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Anonymous, 2005. "Trends in Australian Agriculture," Commission Research Papers 31903, Productivity Commission.
    4. Productivity Commission, 2004. "Rules of Origin under the Australia–New Zealand CER Trade Agreement," International Trade 0410001, EconWPA.

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    Keywords

    services - employment - international service trade - productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
    • P - Economic Systems

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