Buchtipp (OECD-Publikation): Human Capital. How what you know shapes your life
"Human Capital", published on 20 February 2007, is the first in a planned new series of books from the OECD entitled OECD Insights. Drawing on the unrivalled work and research of the OECD, books in the series offer insights on global issues using simple and non-technical language.
The world"s economy is changing. Globalisation means jobs move from country to country, while computers and advanced communications are changing the way business works - and the sort of work we do.
Today, the value of skilled, complex and creative work is growing fast. As a result, economic success for countries and for individuals relies increasingly on human capital - our knowledge, skills learning, talents and abilities.
How can societies raise human capital and ensure everyone gets the education they need at every stage of life, from early childhood to adulthood?
Drawing on the unique resources of the OECD, Human Capital explains these issues using straightforward language and examples drawn from the real world.
"Human Capital" - an essential introduction to a subject we"re going to be hearing a lot more of in the years to come.