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Human Capital and Its Influence on Sustained Economic Growth in Romania

Cismas Laura Mariana, Andra Miculescu and Otil Maria

International Journal of Economics & Business Administration (IJEBA), 2017, vol. V, issue 4, 35-55

Abstract: The present article draws attention to the conditions necessary so that the effects of education on human capital development and economic development should record maximum values. The paper emphasizes the idea that investments in education become ineffective unless accompanied by a suitable and appropriate strategy for economic and social development, based on socio-economic and political stability, and by the existence of a direct relationship between income, occupation and level of education and professional training.The concepts of social capital and psychological capital, both being considered as influencing development theory, practice and policy although they bring about less clear and direct results.The paper draws attention to the multidimensional character of the economic development, on the competitiveness, considering that economic development can therefore express all quantitative, qualitative and structural transformations occurring both within economic processes and along scientific research and manufacturing technologies, in the mechanisms regarding the operation of the economy, namely thinking patterns and the behavior of individuals.On the other hand, the New Economy is described synonymous with the knowledge economy in the broader context of the knowledge society, considering the knowledge based economy, knowledge representing an important factor in determining economic growth.

Keywords: Education; human capital; social capital; investment; economic growth; competitiveness. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E12 D03 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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