What happens subsequently to output per worker in the postwar economy?

In the discussion of German and Japanese postwar growth the text describes what happens when part o Show more In the discussion of German and Japanese postwar growth the text describes what happens when part of the capital stock is destroyed in a war. By contrast suppose that a war does not directly affect the capital stock but that casualties reduce the labor force. Assume the economy was in a steady state before the war the saving rate is unchanged and the rate of population growth after the war is the same as it was before. a. What is the immediate impact of the war on total output and on output per person? b. What happens subsequently to output per worker in the postwar economy? Is the growth rate of output per worker after the war smaller or greater than it was before the war? Show less

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