Reducing vulnerability in critical life course phases by enhancing human capital

KC S, Lutz W, Loichinger E, Muttarak R, & Striessnig E (2014). Reducing vulnerability in critical life course phases by enhancing human capital. In: Safeguarding Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience. Eds. Malik, K., New York: UNDP Human Development Report Office. ISBN 978-92-1-126384-8

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Abstract

The paper examines vulnerability over the life course with a specific focus on differentials not only by age and gender - as is conventional in demography - but also by level of education and with a focus on health. The paper builds on a significant body of scientific literature which shows that changes in mental functioning, cognitive capacity and behavior that typically result from education all lead to reduced vulnerability to virtually all threats to human well-being at all stages of life. Reducing vulnerability through educational attainment should therefore be a key strategy for operationalizing international policies aimed at not only empowering people, but also providing manifold positive consequences of education at individual and social levels.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: In: K. Malik (ed); Safeguarding Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience; UNDP Human Development Report Office, New York, USA pp.151-194 (August 2014)
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 15:59
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11084

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