This book is a reflection of the current research that explores the mechanism, dynamics and evidence of the impact of human capital on economic development and social well-being in modern China. Composed of keynote speeches and selected papers from The 2005 International Conference of the Chinese Economists Society (www.china-ces.org), it tracks the latest understanding and empirical evidence of the relationships amongst health, education and economic development in China. The book presents a broad spectrum of study topics covering human capital and economic growth; demand, attainment and disparity in both education and health; and investing in human capital and the economic and social returns in China. Distinguished contributors include Robert Fogel, Michael Grossman, Daniel Hamermesh, Gregory Chow and Dean Jamison.
Human Capital and Economic Growth: Why China is Likely to Achieve Its Growth Objectives (R Fogel); The Contribution of Health and Education to Economic Growth in China (D Jamison et al.); Education: Demand, Attainment and Disparities: Demand for Education in China (G Chow & Y Shen); School Attainment and Cost of Education in Rural China (L Zhang et al.); Health: Demand, Attainment and Disparities: An Economic Analysis of Health Care in China (G Chow); A Theoretical Analysis for Chinese New Rural Cooperative Medical System (H Wang); Investing in Human Capital and Economic Return: The Relationship between Health and Schooling (M Grossman); Income Productivity in China: On the Role of Health (G G Liu et al.); Discrimination and Development: The Case of Beauty in China (D S Hamermesh et al.); and other papers.