Essays about: "Human Capital"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 498 essays containing the words Human Capital.

  1. 1. “The government is watching – don’t step on their toes” : An investigation of the press freedom and the working conditions for journalists in Tanzania

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper

    Author : Benjamin Backlund; [2019]
    Keywords : Press freedom; development journalism; brown envelope; self-censorship; journalistic interventionism; values of journalism; developing countries; Tanzania; Dar es Salaam; Tanzanian journalists.;

    Abstract : According to reports from Reporters sans frontiers and Freedom House, the freedom of the press has declined during the recent years in the sub-Saharan country Tanzania. Using the human rights reports as an entry point, this study set out to investigate the working conditions for journalists in the capital de facto of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. READ MORE

  2. 2. We Want to Be in the Room Where it Happens : Challenges for Women's Representation in the Zambian Parliament

    University essay from Försvarshögskolan

    Author : Deborah Solomon; [2019]
    Keywords : Women Peace and Security; Representation; Zambia; Human Security; kvinnor fred och säkerhet; Zambia; mänsklig säkerhet;

    Abstract : This essay explores the cultural and socio-economic barriers for women’s political representation in Zambian politics as well as the importance of women’s representation for their human security. Due to a Western focus on earlier research, a developing country was chosen in order to investigate any differing perspectives that would emerge. READ MORE

  3. 3. Baumol’s Cost Disease in the Second Machine Age

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Erik Nelsson; [2019]
    Keywords : unbalanced growth computerization digitization employment; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : Baumol argued that technologically stagnant sectors with relatively low productivity growth over time will experience relatively higher prices and increased shares of total labor, and thereby slow aggregate growth. This theory, known as ‘the cost disease’, also claims that services, predominantly found in the public sector, generally are stagnant due to their perceived dependence on human labor as an input. READ MORE

  4. 4. First Come, First Served: An Analysis of Birth Order Effects on Children's Time Use and Human Capital Development in Four Developing Countries

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Jennifer Olsen; [2019]
    Keywords : Birth order; Human capital development; Cognition; Anthropometrics; Time use;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates whether, and to what extent, children's birth orders impact their human capital development and time use throughout their childhood, using data from a longitudinal cohort study of children from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. Comparing children across households reveals significant birth order effects favouring first-born children's human capital development in all four countries. READ MORE

  5. 5. Early life economic shocks and child health outcomes : evidence from Kenya

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Douglas Kazibwe; [2019]
    Keywords : height-for-age; under-five mortality; early life; commodity pPrices; human capital; Kenya;

    Abstract : This paper examines the relationship between commodity price shocks experienced in the early period of life and child health outcomes. The study uses a nationally representative household survey data from the Demographic and Health Surveys in Kenya matched with a time series of real producer prices of tea in estimating the effect of price shock on child health outcomes. READ MORE