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Productivity is defined as the relationship between output quantity and input quantity of production factors (usually labor [Work], capital, and land). For the productivity of individual production factors (factor productivity), a distinction is made between average productivity and marginal product. The average labor productivity of agriculture, for example, is calculated as …

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Pfister, Ulrich, “Productivity”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025939>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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