Human capital, Watching television
Human capital can be defined as the benefit gained from education, training, or just living life that actually enhances workers' productivity (Becker). It is important to consider the most efficient ways of producing human capital if society is to allocate resources in a manner that maximizes economic value. Investments in human capital are likely to be more efficient when the target of the investment is youngest because young people are able to reap the benefits fora longer period of time. Furthermore, early childhood investments tend to be more effective at preventing undesirable outcomes, such as crime, when compared to investments later in life (Heckman et al.). A highly skilled young person is an extremely valuable asset from an economic value standpoint because they will continue to enhance their output and will be a productive member of the work force for a longer period of time.
Storey, Jordan, "The Effects of Watching Television on Students who do not Primarily Speak English at Home" (2007). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 309.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers--Audio-visual aids; Television in education
student projects; term papers
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