capital-intensive production


capital-intensive production
This refers to techniques of production , and represents the proportion of capital (machinery, equipment, inventories) relative to labour , measured by the capital-labour ratio. The term is frequently used in the development literature to characterize the nature of the industrialization process and to examine its consequences for growth in employment vis-à-vis output.

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