Project completed as of September 2005
Human Resources and Development
Core Faculty: Robert Jensen and Mark Rosenzweig
Investments in people are considered by many to be the cornerstone of economic development and an essential component of a poverty-reduction strategy. Furthermore, improved education and health are often viewed as the goals of any successful development program. The Human Resources and Development Program examines the interplay of investments in health and education, the growth and level of economic resources and the institutional environment in an effort to better understand the fundamental determinants of human development and to identify efficacious policies that promote it. Program goals are achieved through a series of research studies, program evaluations and country projects addressing important themes in human development associated with education, child labor, immigration, fertility, gender and health.