Human Capital and Institutions: A Long-Run View
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Human Capital and Institutions is concerned with human capital in its many dimensions and brings to fore the role of political, social, and economic institutions in human capital formation and economic growth. The Author of this Book is David Eltis, Frank D. Lewis, Kenneth L. Sokoloff Written by leading economic historians, including pioneers in historical research on human capital, the chapters in this text offer a broad-based view of human capital in economic development. Array ISBN . The issues they address range from nutrition in pre-modern societies to twentieth-century advances in medical care; from the social institutions that provided temporary relief to workers in the middle and lower ranges of the wage scale to the factors that affected the performance of those who reached the pinnacle in business and art; and from political systems that stifled the advance of literacy to those that promoted public and higher education. Human Capital and Institutions: A Long-Run View available in English. Just as human capital has been a key to economic growth, so has the emergence of appropriate institutions been a key to the growth of human capital.