Capital, Human, Definition(s) of

  • A (36)
  • B (19)
  • C (58)
  • D (26)
  • E (34)
  • F (43)
  • G (20)
  • H (19)
  • I (27)
  • J (11)
  • K (1)
  • L (16)
  • M (27)
  • N (18)
  • O (18)
  • P (33)
  • Q (5)
  • R (30)
  • S (59)
  • T (16)
  • U (4)
  • V (7)
  • W (39)

"…skills and qualifications." (Edwards)

"…skill sets needed by different types of employees if they are to be successful in particular types of careers and the attitudes they hold towards their careers and organizations." (Raskin)

"… an individual's overall skills, abilities, educational experience, and intellectual potential, which are brought to the labor market." (Barker, 1999)

"Human capital focuses on the economic behaviour of individuals, especially on the way their accumulation of knowledge and skills enables them to increase their productivity and their earnings - and in so doing, to increase the productivity and wealth of the societies they live in." (Schuller, 2002)

Glossary Source: 

Edwards, R. (2002, October 18). Social Capital, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Raskin, P. (2002, March 3). Career Development, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Barker, Robert L. (Ed.). (1999). The social work dictionary (4th Ed.). Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Schuller, T. (2002). The complimentary roles of human and social capital. Canadian Journal of Policy Research, 2(1), 18-24.