Employment creation, technological efficiency, and distributional judgements : a case study in road construction / [by] G.W. Irvin
The present article is concerned with the relationship between distributional and efficiency criteria and the objective of employment creation in a single sector, that of road construction. The work is based on a series of case studies carried out in Iran, one such study being presented here, in which the potential for substituting labour for equipment is explored and techniques of social benefit-cost analysis applied to determining technology selection. Optimal factor use and hence employment is shown to depend, inter alia, on explicit judgements concerning income distribution.
|Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|ISS Occasional Papers|
|Organisation||International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)|
Irvin, G.W. (1975). Employment creation, technological efficiency, and distributional judgements : a case study in road construction / [by] G.W. Irvin (No. 51). ISS Occasional Papers. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/37606