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Human Capital and Productivity in British Columbia

  • Alexander Murray

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  • Andrew Sharpe

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    This report provides an assessment of human capital development in British Columbia. The province's performance is above average according to the majority of the indicators we analyze, relative to both the rest of Canada and other OECD countries. However, this does not mean that there is no room for improvement. We identify four areas in which improvements would be likely to contribute to productivity growth in British Columbia: the underutilization of the skills of recent immigrants; the poor educational outcomes of Aboriginal people; the below-average production of advanced human capital through graduate training; and the problem of high school non-completion. We provide policy recommendations pertaining to each of these four challenges.

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    Paper provided by Centre for the Study of Living Standards in its series CSLS Research Reports with number 2011-10.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2011
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