Human capital

Research report

27 Mar 2017

The concept of Human Capital describes the skills and capacities that reside in people that are put to productive use. It represents the value of the skills, knowledge, talents and abilities of people and their potential to drive innovation and economic growth.

Although natural...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

In the field of labor economics, human capital refers to the stock of knowledge or characteristics of a worker that contributes to their productivity. Investment in education and training of individuals can enhance their level of human capital and this will be valued in the market because it...

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Commentary

Article

15 Jun 2016

Credentialism has distorted the direction and basis of half a century’s education and training policy, argues Dean Ashenden

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. In post-industrial society the range and quantity of skills and knowledge needed in the workforce are...

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Research report

23 Jul 2015

Executive Summary

Training and professional development are key tools for strategically enhancing the leadership and technical competence of any workforce. Research shows that formal learning experiences that are well aligned, designed, delivered, and applied do improve...

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Research report

30 Oct 2014

Executive Summary

This study develops a Regional Resilience Monitor (RRM) which will enable the measurement of changes over time in a number of key dimensions for the well-being of regional Australia. Resilience is defined as the capacity of a local community to respond...

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Research report

29 Feb 2012

In this paper, the authors examine the links between human resource management, including learning and development practices, and building innovation capacity. The survey component of the research found only limited evidence for the links between human resource management and innovation capacity...

Discussion paper

04 Aug 2009

Using the first two waves of the Vietnam Living Standards Survey, this paper investigates how a father's temporary absence affects children left behind in terms of their school attendance, household expenditures on education, and nonhousework labour supply in the 1990s. The estimating subsample...

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Research report

01 Oct 2008

The OECD has found that Australia’s economic performance is not as strong as might be expected given the strength of its economic policy settings. Differences in geography – distance to world markets, natural resource endowments, and population settlement patterns – help explain differences in...

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Discussion paper

01 Apr 2001

This paper examines the role of human resource development as a driver of growth for Australia. The focus is upon education and immigration as sources of human capital formation and upon associated policies for economic growth.

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