Measurement of Technological Change

  • Ewan Clague


Technological change has been a basic factor in America’s economic development but systematic measurement of this complex phenomenon is relatively recent.


Labour Force Technological Change Bituminous Coal Active Labour Market Policy Private Economy 
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© International Institute for Labour Studies 1966

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