Designing Incentive-Compatible Policies to Promote Human Capital Development

THE ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS, p. 83, Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Beloit College, 2009

15 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2011

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Carolyn Heinrich

Vanderbilt University; University of Texas at Austin

Date Written: October 7, 2011

Abstract

One of the most basic and long-standing problems of economic development policy is how to more effectively promote human capital accumulation. In this essay, Heinrich examines the effectiveness of conditional cash transfer programs designed to increase school attendance in the developing world and the provision of supplemental education services in the United States.

Keywords: human capital accumulation, cash transfer programs

JEL Classification: O22

Suggested Citation

Heinrich, Carolyn, Designing Incentive-Compatible Policies to Promote Human Capital Development (October 7, 2011). THE ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS, p. 83, Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Beloit College, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1940195

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