The death of human capital? : its failed promise and how to renew it in an age of disruption / Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and Sin Yi Cheung
- Brown, Phillip, 1957-
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
- Additional Creators:
- Lauder, Hugh, 1948- and Cheung, Sin Yi
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Human capital theory, or the notion that there is a direct relationship between educational investment and individual and national prosperity, has dominated public policy on education and labour for the past fifty years. In 'The Death of Human Capital?', Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and Sin Yi Cheung argue that the human capital story is one of false promise: investing in learning isn't the road to higher earnings and national prosperity. Rather than abandoning human capital theory, however, the authors redefine human capital in an age of smart machines. They present a new human capital theory that rejects the view that automation and AI will result in the end of waged work, but see the fundamental problem as a lack of quality jobs offering interesting, worthwhile, and rewarding opportunities.
- 9780190644345 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Also issued in print: 2020.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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