Verbic, Miroslav and Kuzmin, Franc (2008): Coefficient of Structural Concordance and an Example of its Application: Labour Productivity and Wages in Slovenia. Published in: Panoeconomicus , Vol. 56, No. 2 (2009): pp. 227240.

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Abstract
The article presents the underlying principles, derivation and properties of a simple descriptive measure of concordance between two analogous rank structures that we call the coefficient of structural concordance. It is based upon the idea of Kendall’s coefficient of concordance, which we extend to two rank structures. As the coefficient of structural concordance is a pure intergroup measure of concordance, it is designed to complement the Kendall’s intragroup coefficient of concordance. We apply this descriptive measure by exploring the relationship between wages and labour productivity in Slovenia for the period 1998–2007. We are able to confirm the hypothesis of high concordance between wages and labour productivity, which indicates a stimulative role of wages in production of market traded goods and services.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Coefficient of Structural Concordance and an Example of its Application: Labour Productivity and Wages in Slovenia 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  coefficient of structural concordance, Kendall’s coefficient of concordance, labour productivity, Slovenia, value added per employee, wages 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1  Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C10  General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1  Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C14  Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General D  Microeconomics > D2  Production and Organizations > D24  Production ; Cost ; Capital ; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity ; Capacity J  Labor and Demographic Economics > J3  Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J30  General 
Item ID:  25522 
Depositing User:  Miroslav Verbic 
Date Deposited:  02. Oct 2010 21:38 
Last Modified:  30. Dec 2015 08:59 
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