The well-being of nations: the role of human and social capital


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Author: Healy, Tom; Cote, Sylvain

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)


This report argues that the role of human capital in the economic and social development of nations is commonly acknowledged although its exact effects are still in dispute. Recently, increasing attention has been focused on the role of social capital or the role of social relationships and individual abilities in economic activity and social well-being. The report has three main purposes: (1) to describe the current evidence on investment in human capital and its role in economic growth and social well-being; (2) to describe and clarify the new concept of social capital; and (3) to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Skills and knowledge; Economics; Research; Culture and society; Finance

Keywords: Policy formation; Research needs; Human capital; Economic development; Economic growth; Economic implication; Measurement; Social development; Social capital; Training investment

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2001

Physical description: 118 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 54.44

ISBN: 9264185895

Statement of responsibility: [Tom Healy and Sylvain Cote]

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 70.159

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