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Competitiveness Index 1990 [microform]
Bib ID 5521950
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Council on Competitiveness, Washington, DC
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1990 
24 p. 

The United States' economic performance in the world economy is compared with that of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom (the Summit 7 countries). Competitiveness is assessed by four economic indicators: standard of living, trade, manufacturing productivity, and investment. The United States continues to outinvest the other Summit 7 countries only because the U.S. gross domestic product is so much higher than any other individual country's. The other countries have higher savings rates than the United States. Although the United States invests more in education, there is a performance gap. High dropout rates, inadequately prepared graduates, and the shortage of trained scientists will have severe ramifications for future U.S. industry. U.S. levels of spending for education as a percent of GDP have declined slightly since 1972. Over the past 2 decades, U.S. manufacturing productivity has declined relative to the other Summit 7 countries' average. In 1989, for the first time since 1981, U.S. manufactured exports grew more rapidly than the average of the other Summit 7 countries. The U.S. standard of living continued to decline. Although the United States still has a higher standard of living than the other Summit 7 average, its standard of living has, on average, not grown as rapidly as that of the rest. Since 1972, the U.S. standard of living has grown by 34 percent. The other Summit 7 countries averaged a 50 percent increase over the same period. (CML)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Competition.  |  Dropout Rate.  |  Economic Factors.  |  Economic Research.  |  Economics.  |  Educational Benefits.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Futures (of Society)  |  Investment.  |  Living Standards.  |  Manufacturing.  |  Outcomes of Education.  |  Productivity.  |  Scientists.  |  Social Indicators.  |  Trend Analysis.  |  Canada France Italy Japan United Kingdom West Germany
Form/genre Numerical/Quantitative Data.
Other authors/contributors Council on Competitiveness, Washington, DC
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