Sectors Matter

An International Study of Sector Skills and Productivity

Jagger N, Nesta L, Gerova V, Patel P | Research Report RR14 | Sector Skills Development Agency | Sep 2005

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This report details the results of a project undertaken jointly by IES and the Science Policy Research Unit. The project developed a range of skills indicators and calculated total factor productivity growth, which is a productivity measure that takes account of hours worked and capital input.

This data was obtained for 23 sectors across 16 Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development Countries. By removing the country-specific effects, the impact of the skills indicators on TFP levels and growth at the sectoral level was examined.