Capabilities and Skills

Published By: The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) | Published Date: June, 01 , 2016

This paper discusses the relevance of recent research on the economics of human development to the work of the Human Development and Capability Association. The recent economics of human development brings insights about the dynamics of skill accumulation to an otherwise static literature on capabilities. Skills embodied in agents empower people. Enhanced skills enhance opportunities and hence promote capabilities.

Author(s): James J. Heckman | Posted on: Jun 28, 2016 | Views() | Download (160)

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