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Appendix G: Measures of Output and Input in Detailed Service Industries

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APPENDIX G MEASURES OF OUTPUT AND INPUT IN DETAILED SERVICE INDUSTRIES This PDF is a selection from an out-of-print volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research Volume Title: The Service Economy Volume Author/Editor: Victor R. Fuchs, assisted by Irving F. Leveson Volume Publisher: UMI Volume ISBN: 0-87014-475-8 Volume URL: http://www.nber.org/books/fuch68-1 Publication Date: 1968 Chapter Title: APPENDIX G MEASURES OF OUTPUT AND INPUT IN DETAILED SERVICE INDUSTRIES Chapter Author: Victor R. Fuchs Chapter URL: http://www.nber.org/chapters/c1169 Chapter pages in book: (p. 229 - 238) APPENDIX G MEASURES OF OUTPUT AND INPUT IN DETAILED SERVICE INDUSTRIES Selected Services, Industry Classification Two types of adjustments were necessary to achieve comparability of industries over time. The first consisted of shifting detailed kinds of business between industries. This was necessary because of modifica- tions in the industrial classification adopted by the Census Bureau. The other adjustment concerned the inclusion of units other than stores in retail trade. Nonstore retailers, consisting of mail-order houses, vending- machine operators, and house-to-house selling organizations, had to be allocated by kind of business, beginning in 1954, when were first shown separately. Administrative offices, warehouses, and auxiliaries, also shown separately, were included in each year. The eighteen selected service industries as defined in this paper are described in the following paragraphs, and the Standard Industrial Classification codes used in the 1963 Census of Business are indicated. BARBER SHOPS (sic 724). barber shops. BEAUTY SHOPS (sic 723). beauty shops and combination barber and beauty shops. LAUNDRIES (sic 7211, 7212, 7213, 7214, 7215). power laundries, industrial laundries, linen supply, diaper service, self-service laundries, and self-service dry cleaning. (Self-service dry cleaning was included in laundries because separate information was no

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