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Human Capital Accumulation and Depreciation

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  • Daniel McFadden

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In the spirit of T. W. Schultz's contributions to the theory and measurement of human capital, this article discusses the dimensions of human capital, and the technologies used for its accumulation and maintenance. The article emphasizes the role of health as a dimension of human capital that influences the efficiency of acquisition and maintenance of cognitive skills, and the relationship between worker productivity and depreciation of cognitive skills over the life cycle. Copyright 2008, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal Review of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 30 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 379-385

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Handle: RePEc:oup:revage:v:30:y:2008:i:3:p:379-385

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  1. Smith, Travis A., 2013. ""Billions and Billions Served" Heterogeneous Effects of Food Source on Child Dietary Quality," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 151212, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Fabrizio Mazzonna & Franco Peracchi, 2009. "Aging, cognitive abilities and retirement," CEIS Research Paper 152, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 05 Dec 2012.

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