Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions (Page One Economics)

"Human capital" may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about investments, but investing in education and training is an important economic decision. Learn about human capital and the return on such an investment in the February 2013 issue.

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Education Level: 9-12 Non-educators College
Subjects: AP Economics Economics Data Literacy
Concepts: Factors of Production/Productive Resources Sources of Income Income Human Capital Productivity
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English