Human Capital Formation as an Engine of Growth: The East Asian Experience

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About the Publication

The East Asian countries have been relatively more advanced than other developing countries in the field of human capital development. Even in the 1960s they managed to attain higher levels of human capital compared with other low- and middle-level economies in the developing world. This volume examines the role of human capital formation in the rapid growth of the East Asian economies. Apart from the formal education variable, other factors such as better health care of the labour force, nutritional status of the population, and on-the-job training are important concerns that were not given sufficient attention in the 1993 World Bank study The East Asian Miracle. This present volume offers many insights of interest to policy-makers and specialists with regard to developing (and transitional) economies.


Preliminary Pages
1. Visualizing Human Capital in Economic Development: Introductory Overview of a Detective Story, by Joseph L H Tan, contributor
2. The Impact of Human Capital on Economic Development: Problems and Perspectives, by Rolf J Langhammer, contributor
3. Formal Education and the Quality of Schooling in East Asian Countries, by Koo Sung-Yeal, contributor
4. Health and Demographic Transitions and Economic Growth in East Asian Countries, by Alejandro N Herrin, contributor
5. Nutrition as a Basic Prerequisite for Human Capital Formation, with Reference to Malaysia, by Siti Norazah Zulkifli, contributor
6. Human Capital Formation Through On-the-Job Training in East Asia, by Rosalind Chew, Chew Soon Beng , contributors
7. Lessons from East Asia: Financing Human Resource Development, by Myo Thant, contributor
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