human capital


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human capital

n.
The accumulated knowledge and skills that make a workforce productive: "Individuals and nations become rich by investing in human capital" (Ben Stein).

human capital

n
(Economics) economics the abilities and skills of any individual, esp those acquired through investment in education and training, that enhance potential income earning
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Following signaling theory, it was expected that schedule flexibility and dependent care benefits would be positively related to organization-level human capital. Unfortunately, the results of the current study were such that both schedule flexibility benefits and dependent care benefits were not significantly related to human capital.
The author challenges current STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-oriented workforce development approaches to higher education and job training by emphasizing that differences in human capital development are key to understanding regional competitive advantage and economic well-being; jobs are a specific mix of knowledge and skills, but also generic soft skills; regions have specific demands for different combinations of human capital; and that unique regional human capital is best represented by the knowledge and skills required by its mix of jobs, not by the postsecondary degree attainment of its population.
Summary: Conference to discuss human capital, GCC labour market
Accounting for human capital continues to be one of the liveliest topics in national accounts.
Assistant Undersecretary for Planning Affairs of the Ministry Hamad Rashid al-Athba delivers a speech on behalf of HE the Minister of Development Planning and Statistics Dr Saleh bin Mohamed al-Nabit during the 'Development of Human Capital towards Achieving Sustainable Development' seminar held in Doha.
'For Pak Lah, human capital is not about a form of teaching.
significant GDP -4.572 (*) 0.134 -4.572 (*) -5.862 0.0009 FDI -3.809 (*) -1.297 -3.832 (*) -5.675 0.0002 Human capital -4.668 (*) -2.3598 -4.533 (*) -4.943 0.0046 Note: (*) denotes significant at 1%.
This brief review of Piketty's treatment of human capital takes the enormity of the human capital stock as given and considers the case for excluding this class of capital from Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
(23) As Lewin (2012) notes, the idea that the solution to high unemployment is simply for the government to stimulate total investment spending "ignores the heterogeneity and structural nature of both capital and labor (human capital)." He concludes: "The [latest] enduring recession is basically structural in nature.
The PDP Chapter on Accelerating Human Capital Development identifies the need for universal health insurance, improved quality of higher and technical education, and a universal and transformative social protection program, among many others.
This aims to investigate the influence of human capital on economic development in Central Asia.
This book provides human capital professionals, researchers, and students with a comprehensive and portable guide to human capital systems, analytics and data mining.

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