The Human Capital Project 112

The Human Capital Project News and Research 112


Methodology for a World Bank Human Capital Index The HCI combines indicators of health and education into a measure of the human capital that a child born today can expect to obtain by her 18th birthday, given the risks of poor education and health that prevail in the country where she lives. The HCI is measured in units of productivity relative to a benchmark of complete education and full health, and ranges from 0 to 1. A value of x on the HCI indicates that a child born today can expect to be only x ×100 percent as productive as a future worker as she would be if she enjoyed complete education and full health…

Global Dataset on Education Quality: A Review and Update (2000–2017) The most expansive and current cross-country dataset on education quality. The database includes 164 countries/territories covering over 98 percent of the global population from 2000–2017. Of these countries, 111 are low or middle-income economies. Harmonized learning outcomes are produced using a conversion factor to compare international and regional standardized achievement tests. These tests include PISA, TIMSS, PIRLS, SACMEQ, LLECE, PASEC, EGRA…

Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling (LAYS): Defining a New Macro Measure of Education The standard summary metric of education-based human capital used in macro analyses—the average number of years of schooling in a population—is based only on quantity. But ignoring schooling quality turns out to be a major omission…

The Effect of Increasing Human Capital Investment on Economic Growth and Poverty: A Simulation Exercise This paper examines the dynamic responses of income and poverty to increased investment in the human capital of new cohorts of workers, using a quantitative macroeconomic model with realistic demography…

Education Ministry, World Bank doing project to back youth in regions

Rebuilding Germany’s centuries-old vocational program

Afghanistan: Promoting Education During Times of Increased Fragility

Excuse me, can anyone tell me the cost of this education program?

Education at a Glance 2018

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Categories early reading, Human capital, PISA, Returns to education, TIMSS

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