After a short history of the concept of human capital (henceforth HC) in economic thought (Section 1), this study presents the two main methods for estimating the value of the stock of HC – the retrospective and prospective one – with a review of the models proposed (Section 2). These methods are linked both to the theory of HC investment as a rational choice (Section 3), the literature analysing the contribution of HC investment to economic growth and the HC estimating method through educational attainment (Section 4). The more recent literature on HC as a latent variable is also assessed (Section 5) and a new method of estimation where HC is seen both as an unknown function of formative indicators and as a ‘latent effect’ underlying earned income is proposed (Section 6). Section 7 concludes.
Folloni, G., & Vittadini, G. (2010). Human Capital Measurement. A Survey. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS, 2010.
|Citazione:||Folloni, G., & Vittadini, G. (2010). Human Capital Measurement. A Survey. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS, 2010.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Human Capital Measurement. A Survey|
|Autori:||Folloni, G; Vittadini, G|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6419.2009.00614.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|