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Labor Productivity in Soviet and American Industry
Labor Productivity in Soviet and American Industry
By Walter Galenson
Columbia University Press, 1955, 273 pp

The study, based largely on extensive research in Soviet sources, estimates prewar trends of labor productivity in a number of Soviet industries; compares their levels with corresponding industries in the United States; and makes some interesting conjectures regarding underlying factors and future trends. The book is well documented, and is a handy reference for data previously unavailable to readers who do not command Russian.