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Human Capital
Advances in Theory and Evidence

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Joop Hartog, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink, Hessel Oosterbeek, Mikael Lindahl, Erik Canton, Edwin Leuven, Justin van der Sluis, Mirjam van Praag, Wim Groot, Erik Plug, Randolph Sloof, Joep Sonnemans, Simona Bajdechi, Bas van der Klaauw, Ib Waterreus, Bas Jacobs
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  • Date Published: July 2009
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521117562

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  • At a time when governments and policy-makers put so much emphasis on 'the knowledge economy' and the economic value of education, human capital theory has never been more important. However, research in this area is often very technical and therefore not easily accessible to those who wish to use it as a guide to policy formation. This book provides an interface between such research and its potential applications in government, education and business. Reporting on a major research initiative, new findings are presented in a non-technical way on three major themes: measuring the benefits from human capital, applications of the human capital model, and policy interventions. Aimed at academic researchers and professionals concerned with the problems and techniques of human capital theory, it will also be useful for graduate courses on the economics of education to complement standard textbooks.

    • Provides a comprehensive guide to the literature on human capital theory and its potential applications
    • Written in a highly accessible style to aid comprehension of technical research results
    • Ideal as a complement to standard textbooks on the economics of education
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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521117562
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue Joop Hartog and Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink
    Part I. Measuring the Benefits from Human Capital:
    1. What should you know about the private returns to education? Joop Hartog and Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink
    2. The social returns to education Mikael Lindahl and Erik Canton
    3. Returns to training Edwin Leuven
    4. Human capital and entrepreneurs Justin van der Sluis and Mirjam van Praag
    5. The effects of education on health Wim Groot and Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink
    6. Are successful parents the secret to success? Erik Plug
    Part II. Applying and Extending the Human Capital Model:
    7. Overeducation in the labour market Wim Groot and Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink
    8. Underinvestment in training Randolph Sloof, Joep Sonnemans and Hessel Oosterbeek
    9. Human capital and risk Joop Hartog and Simona Maria Bajdechi
    Part III. Policy Interventions:
    10. Using (quasi-) experiments to evaluate education interventions Hessel Oosterbeek
    11. Unemployment duration: policies to prevent human capital depreciation Bas van der Klaauw
    12. Can we stimulate teachers to enhance quality? Ib Waterreus
    13. Optimal tax and education policies and investments in human capital Bas Jacobs
    Epilogue: some reflections on educational policies
    A note on econometrics
    Index.

  • Editors

    Joop Hartog, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Joop Hartog is Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

    Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink is Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

    Contributors

    Joop Hartog, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink, Hessel Oosterbeek, Mikael Lindahl, Erik Canton, Edwin Leuven, Justin van der Sluis, Mirjam van Praag, Wim Groot, Erik Plug, Randolph Sloof, Joep Sonnemans, Simona Bajdechi, Bas van der Klaauw, Ib Waterreus, Bas Jacobs

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