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NZAE annual conference 2013
Output and productivity in the education and health industries

Adam Tipper
Statistical Analyst, Development, Environment, Satellites, and Strategy Unit
Statistics New Zealand
P O Box 2922
Wellington, New Zealand

info@stats.govt.nz

Abstract

This paper presents the methodologies and estimates for Statistics NZ’s re-developed output (defined as chain-volume value added) and new productivity measures for the education and health industries. Labour, capital, and multifactor productivity growth rates from 1996–2011 are presented, and contributions to output and labour productivity growth are discussed in a growth accounting framework. Challenges in compiling multifactor productivity are outlined, and the sensitivity to the exogenous rate of return and the measurement of factor weights are shown. The interpretation of productivity as a measure of output to input, and independent of outcomes, is emphasised.

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