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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
Alon, Titan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This paper builds a model of human capital accumulation driven by increasing specialization of the workforce. Individuals increase the efficiency of time dedicated to human capital acquisition by focusing investments on narrower sets of skills. The evolution of secondary and post-secondary curricula in the United States from 1870-2000 confirms the…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Specialization, Labor Force, Efficiency
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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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Azarnert, Leonid V. – Education Economics, 2014
This paper analyzes the consequences of integration in public education. I show that the flight from the integrated multicultural public schools to private education increases private educational expenditures and, as a result, decreases fertility among more affluent parents whose children flee. In contrast, among less prosperous parents…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Desegregation, Expenditures, Advantaged
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Kara, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This paper develops a human capital-based structural equation model to analyze the mediocre-quality, low-productivity, and low-performance levels characterizing large subsets of universities in developing countries. Using a structural equation model, we have first specified one particular way in which overall university performance might be…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Universities, Human Capital, Structural Equation Models
Akhtari, Mitra; Bau, Natalie; Laliberté, Jean-William P. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2020
Racial affirmative action policies are widespread in college admissions. Yet, evidence on their effects before college is limited. Using four data sets, we study a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reinstated affirmative action in three states. Using nationwide SAT data for difference-in-differences and synthetic control analyses, we separately…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Entrance Examinations, White Students, Minority Group Students
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Mohan, Preeya – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Technical efficiency is the ability of a firm to produce its maximum output using a set of inputs or to minimise the use of its inputs to produce a certain level of output. When a firm is operating at its most efficient, operating costs can be minimised, profits maximised and competitiveness improved. This study investigates the role of a firm's…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Productivity, Innovation, Role
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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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Grunau, Philipp – Education Economics, 2020
According to a prominent hypothesis, the occurrence of educational mismatches is consistent with human capital theory since over- and undereducation are substitutes for heterogeneity in the abilities and skills among educational peers. Using German data[superscript 1] of literacy and numeracy test scores, I find evidence that compared to their…
Descriptors: Literacy, Numeracy, Educational Attainment, Employees
Hurley, Kevin – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2015
This article offers a critique of the concept of equality as it informs the White Paper on Adult Education: Learning for Life (2000). It also outlines the extent to which human capital theory can be seen to have effectively colonised lifelong learning from the outset of its adoption by the European Union with highly constraining implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Adult Education, Equal Education
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Ishwar Khatiwada; Kirsch, Irwin; Sands, Anita; Hanover, Larry – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2019
Diploma and degree completion have become the fundamental standard for judging the performance of secondary and postsecondary educational institutions. Increasingly, leaders of education and workforce policy and programs assume that these measures of attainment effectively serve as indicators of adequate levels of essential literacy and numeracy…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Literacy, Educational Attainment
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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
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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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Blachford, Dongyan Ru; Zhang, Bailing – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2014
This article examines the dynamics of brain circulation through a historical review of the debates over international migration of human capital and a case study on Chinese-Canadian academics. Interviews with 22 Chinese-Canadian professors who originally came from China provide rich data regarding the possibilities and problems of the contemporary…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Asians, College Faculty, Brain Drain
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Meszaros, Bonnie T.; Suiter, Mary C. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
At an early age, young children often wonder why they must go to school. They may see the connection between practice and their ability to kick a soccer ball or to play a musical instrument, but seldom know the answer to the question, "Why is school important?" Elementary teachers can give young children the opportunity to learn that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Human Capital, Role of Education
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