High Levels of Human Capital


The Pillars of Peace is a research framework produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace to describe what makes a society peaceful. High Levels of Human Capital is one of the eight “pillars” identified by the research.

Human capital describes a country’s stock of skills, knowledge and behaviours. Whilst the concept of human capital is often narrowly defined as the economic benefits associated with education, this approach considers the definition in its wider context to not only include education but also individuals’ health and attitudes which materially impact their contribution to the community.

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