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The well-being of nations : the role of human and social capital /
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
imprint
Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, c2001.
description
118 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
9264185895
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imprint
Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, c2001.
isbn
9264185895
general note
Co-authored by Tom Healy and Sylvain Côté, with significant input from John F. Helliwell and many others within the OECD Secretariat.
Published also in French under title: Du bien-être des nations : le rôle du capital humain et social.
abstract
"--helps clarify the concepts of human and social capital and evaluates their impact on economic growth and well-being"--P. [4] of cover.
catalogue key
4600747
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-118).
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This report helps clarify the concepts of human and social capital and evaluates their impact on economic growth and well-being.
Library of Congress Summary
"This report helps clarify the concepts of human and social capital and evaluates their impact on economic growth and well-being"--P. [4] of cover.
Main Description
In a rapidly changing world, the success of nations, communities and individuals may be linked more than ever before to how they adapt to change, learn and share knowledge.This report helps clarify the concepts of human and social capital and evaluates their impact on economic growth and well-being. Although the evidence on social capital is less developed, reflecting the novelty of the concept in economic and social science, the report draws on a number of empirical studies which suggest potentially important linkages between human and social capital.The evidence suggests that human and social capital can be of key importance in contributing to a wide range of positive outcomes, including higher income, life satisfaction and social cohesion. Although there is no evidence for systemic "under-investment" in either human or social capital, concerns are expressed about the distribution and quality of each form of capital and the impact on future well-being. There is limited scope for public policy to change the quality, stock and distribution of human and social capital in the short-term. However, a number of areas are discussed in which public, private and voluntary actors may leverage long-term improvements in both human and social capital.
Main Description
the success of nations, communities and individuals are linked, more than ever before, to how they adapt to change, learn and share knowledge. This report helps clarify the concepts of human and social capital and evaluates their impact on economic growth and well-being.
Unpaid Annotation
In a rapidly changing world, the success of nations, communities and individuals may be linked more than ever before to how they adapt to change, learn and share knowledge. This report helps clarify the concepts of human and social capital and evaluates their impact on economic growth and well-being. Although the evidence on social capital is less developed, reflecting the novelty of the concept in economic and social science, the report draws on a number of empirical studies which suggest potentially important linkages between human and social capital. The evidence suggests that human and social capital can be of key importance in contributing to a wide range of positive outcomes, including higher income, life satisfaction and social cohesion. Although there is no evidence for systemic "under-investment" in either human or social capital, concerns are expressed about the distribution and quality of each form of capital and the impact on future well-being. There is limited scope for public policy to change the quality, stock and distribution of human and social capital in the short-term. However, a number of areas are discussed in which public, private and voluntary actors may leverage long-term improvements in both human and social capital.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 7
Emerging Social and Economic Concernsp. 9
What are today's governments and societies concerned about?p. 9
What is happening in some of these key areas of concern?p. 10
The inter-relationship between well-being and human and social capitalp. 12
Is well-being sustainable over time?p. 14
The Evidence on Human Capitalp. 17
What do we mean by human capital?p. 17
How do we measure human capital?p. 20
How is human capital developed?p. 20
How is human capital distributed?p. 24
Changing demand for human capitalp. 26
What is the impact of human capital on economic well-being?p. 28
What is the impact of human capital on all aspects of human well-being?p. 32
The Evidence on Social Capitalp. 39
Different concepts of social capitalp. 39
How do we measure social capital?p. 43
The sources of social capitalp. 45
Are trust and civic participation changing over time?p. 48
What lies behind changes in levels of trust and civic participation?p. 49
What is the impact of social capital on well-being?p. 52
The relationship between social capital and social inequalityp. 55
Impact of social capital on economic well-beingp. 57
Policy Implications and Further Research Needsp. 65
Policies for human capitalp. 66
Policies for social capitalp. 67
Knowledge gaps and future areas of researchp. 69
Some Measures of Well-beingp. 73
Some Trends in the Social and Economic Environmentsp. 80
Determinants of School Attainment: the Research Evidencep. 90
The Impact of Human Capital on Economic Growth: Some Major Studiesp. 95
Are Trust and Civic Engagement Declining in OECD Countries?p. 99
Referencesp. 105
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