Human Capital - A Bigger Picture

 

No one is an island. How we develop, from childhood to adulthood, is linked to our relations with our families and societies. Equally, the full range of our human capital - from the state of our health to the level of our learning - affects, and is affected by, our relations to wider society.

    Chapter 6 examines some broader issues connected with human capital, beginning with a look at the links to health. It then goes on to look at the possible links between human capital and social relationships, a subject that's producing some intriguing and at times controversial insights.

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In recent years, the concept of social capital has attracted increasing interest among politicians and policy makers. To find out more, click here for an extract from "Human Capital".

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