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Tsai, Chun-Li; Hung, Ming-Cheng; Harriott, Kevin – Social Indicators Research, 2010
The objective of this paper is to analyze the effect of various compositions of human capital on economic growth. We construct alternative measures of human capital composition using five fields of study. In each instance, the measure represents the number of graduates in the respective field as a percentage of all graduates. The measures are as…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Human Capital, Graduates, Humanities
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Brajkovic, Lucia – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The notion that investment in human capital is associated with better economic outcomes was coined in the U.S. and is assumed to translate equally across nations regardless of countries' socio-economic and political situation. The purpose of this study is to examine whether human capital tenets hold in European countries that transitioned from…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Social Systems, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
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Memba, Albert Zephaniah; Feng, Zhao Zun – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Many studies conducted on the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) have mostly concentrated on its success, sustainability and effectiveness on loans issuance and repayment. None had focused on its performance towards human capital investment. This study sought to explain and analyze HESLB's performance in human capital investment, which…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Investment, College Students
Sylvester, Arthur Tyrone – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative descriptive study explored what human resource leaders understood to be high-impact practices in the acquisition, development, and retention of quality teaching talent for nonurban public school districts in Texas. This study answered three research questions that included what human resource leaders identify as high-impact…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Recruitment, Faculty Development
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Annen, Silvia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Canadian society is characterised by a plurality of immigrants and Canadian migration policy and corresponding recognition approaches are strongly geared to economic criteria, qualifications and skills. This paper addresses the question how immigrants who have acquired their highest qualification outside Canada are able to use their foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Immigrants
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Reichenberg, Monica; Andreassen, Rune – Reading Psychology, 2018
The present study compares how Swedish (n = 340) and Norwegian (n = 236) teachers' human capital and social capital support reading habits as an aspect of professional development. The overall aim was to describe how teachers' human and social capital support their professional development as measured by the aspect of reading habits during leisure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Faculty Development, Human Capital
Tan, Emrullah – Review of Educational Research, 2014
Human capital theory has had a profound impact on a range of disciplines from economics to education and sociology. The theory has always been the subject of bitter criticisms from the very beginning, but it has comfortably survived and expanded its influence over other research disciplines. Not surprisingly, a considerable number of criticisms…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Criticism, Social Theories, Holistic Approach
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Helens-Hart, Rose – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Traditional linear careers are being phased out in many sectors, emphasizing the need for individuals to be competent managers of their careers. Students need to understand and acquire the variety of skills and qualities of highly employable people to secure their financial and professional futures. This exercise assists students in identifying…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Professional Identity, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Perozzi, Brett; Seifert, Tricia; Al-Sharif, Mary Ann Bodine – New Directions for Higher Education, 2016
This chapter explores institutional capacity building in cross-border student affairs and services. The focus is on human capital and its importance to international higher education within local contexts.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, International Cooperation, Cultural Awareness
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Zajda, Joseph – Educational Practice and Theory, 2012
This article examines the nexus between credentialism and employment in the global economy. It first reviews the notion of credentialism, and the impact of globalisation on the employment sector. Then it discusses the human capital theory and the significance of education and training, as the key to participation in the new global economy. Finally…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Human Capital, Foreign Countries, Employment
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Wijesingha, Rochelle; Ramos, Howard – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Achieving tenure and promotion are significant milestones in the career of a university faculty member. However, research indicates that racialized and female faculty do not achieve tenure and promotion at the same rate as their non-racialized and male counterparts. Using new survey data on faculty in eight Canadian universities, this article…
Descriptors: Human Capital, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Tenure
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Crook, T. Russell; Todd, Samuel Y.; Combs, James G.; Woehr, David J.; Ketchen, David J., Jr. – Journal of Applied Psychology, 2011
Theory at both the micro and macro level predicts that investments in superior human capital generate better firm-level performance. However, human capital takes time and money to develop or acquire, which potentially offsets its positive benefits. Indeed, extant tests appear equivocal regarding its impact. To clarify what is known, we…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Psychometrics, Meta Analysis, Job Performance
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Smith, William C.; Ikoma, Sakiko; Baker, David P. – Cogent Education, 2016
Education and health are both capital investments in national development, often viewed as independent factors on a country's labor force supply and productivity. This study uses the 2010-2011 Third Integrated Household Survey in Malawi to propose an Education-enhanced Health Human Capital (EHHC) model where education influences labor force supply…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Role of Education, Economic Development
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Knipprath, Heidi; De Rick, Katleen – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2015
Policy makers and researchers are increasingly showing interest in lifelong learning due to a rising unemployment rate in recent years. Much attention has been paid to determinants and benefits of lifelong learning but not to the impact of social capital on lifelong learning so far. In this article, we study how social and human capital can…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Human Capital, Lifelong Learning, Predictor Variables
Price, Lauren E.; Cramer, Eric; Milanowski, Anthony; Mader, Jordan; Robertson, Dana; Stevens, Carla J. – Houston Independent School District, 2019
The fourth cohort of the Teacher Incentive Fund federal grant competition ("TIF4") included special consideration for projects that would identify, develop, and utilize master teachers as leaders of STEM education. In September 2012, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) was awarded a TIF4 grant for $15.9 million to implement a…
Descriptors: Incentive Grants, STEM Education, School Districts, Program Evaluation
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