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Natural Resources, Human Capital, and Growth

Nancy Birdsall, Thomas Pinckney, and Richard Sabot

in Resource Abundance and Economic Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275786
eISBN:
9780191602160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199275785.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the role of human capital investment in lowering the growth of resource-abundant countries. It is shown that resource abundance leads to high initial levels of income ... More


Human Capital Investment

Sheilagh Ogilvie

in The European Guilds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691137544
eISBN:
9780691185101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137544.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores how guilds dealt with human capital investment, a second sphere in which markets are often thought to fail. Many guilds imposed comprehensive training requirements, as in the ... More


Constructing a Free Labor Market

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter studies the extent to which the Freedmen Bureau's effort to reinstate plantation labor for former slaves in the mid-1860s was associated with changes in the valuation of black labor. ... More


Sustaining Impacts When Transfers End Women Leaders, Aspirations, and Investments in Children

Karen Macours and Renos Vakis

in The Economics of Poverty Traps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Numerous evaluations show that conditional cash transfer programs change households' investments in their young children, but there are many open questions about how such changes can be sustained ... More


Social investment: a paradigm in search of a new economic model and political mobilisation

Nathalie Morel, Bruno Palier, and Joakim Palme

in Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter concludes that, with few exceptions, European welfare states have not really implemented a social investment perspective. The Nordic countries come closest to embracing the social ... More


Growth of U.S. Industries and Investments in Information Technology and Higher Education

Dale W. Jorgenson, Mun S. Ho, and Kevin J. Stiroh

in Measuring Capital in the New Economy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116129
eISBN:
9780226116174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116174.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter explores the connections among productivity growth, human capital investment, and information technology investment at the industry level. The findings confirm the important ... More


Active labour market policy and social investment: a changing relationship

Giuliano Bonoli

in Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the different types of ALMPs that have been in use in Europe since the 1950s from the point of view of the social investment perspective. It argues that ALMPs is too broad a ... More


Social Solidarity in Scandinavia after the Fall of Finance Capitalism

Cathie Jo Martin

in The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis: The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641987
eISBN:
9780191741586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641987.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The global meltdown prompted minimal challenges to the welfare state and governmental controls in Scandinavia, even while spurring a resurgence of enthusiasm for the touchstones of neoliberal thought ... More


Gary S. Becker

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the work of Gary S. Becker as an economist of diverse interests, and as a Nobel Prize awardee. Becker was born in 1930 and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of ... More


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