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Frontiers of Economics in China

Front. Econ. China    2018, Vol. 13 Issue (4) : 531-558
China’s Investments in Skills
James J. Heckman1(), Shuaizhang Feng2()
1. Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
2. Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
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This paper discusses the benefits of investment in skills in China. We highlight the achievements China has made over time in human capital investments and the new challenges that have emerged as the country develops. To fuel China’s further economic growth and social developments, it is essential to take a more holistic view on skill investments. We suggest policies that promote both economic efficiency and social mobility.

Keywords human capital      vocational training      migration      China     
Issue Date: 03 January 2019
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James J. Heckman,Shuaizhang Feng. China’s Investments in Skills[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2018, 13(4): 531-558.
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