Productivity and Pay in the US and Canada

Source: VoxEU CEPR


The real pay of typical workers has grown much more slowly than productivity over recent decades in several developed economies. This column uses data from the US and Canada to examine whether productivity growth actually benefits typical workers by raising their pay. The authors find strong evidence of linkage between productivity and pay in the US but more mixed evidence for Canada, possibly due to it being a smaller, more internationally open economy. Overall, the findings suggest that measures to boost productivity growth are important for raising pay for the average and typical worker.

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Labels: Inclusive Growth, Macro Demystified


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