Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/232308
Authors: 
Fix, Blair
Year of Publication: 
2021
Citation: 
[Journal:] Real-World Economics Review [ISSN:] 1755-9472 [Issue:] 95 [Pages:] 29-41
Abstract: 
Today, human capital theory dominates the study of personal income. But this has not always been so. In this essay, I chart the rise of human capital theory, and compare it to the rise (and fall) of eugenics. The comparison, I argue, is an apt one. Eugenics and human capital theory both focus on isolated traits of individuals. By doing so, both theories neglect the social nature of human behavior.
Subjects: 
eugenic
human capital
income distribution
power
productivity
JEL: 
P16
O15
J24
URL of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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