human capital


noun

the collective skills, knowledge, or other intangible assets of individuals that can be used to create economic value for the individuals, their employers, or their community: Education is an investment in human capital that pays off in terms of higher productivity.

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British Dictionary definitions for human capital

human capital

noun

economics the abilities and skills of any individual, esp those acquired through investment in education and training, that enhance potential income earning
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