Human Capital and Welfare

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editors Lara Lebedinski
Dejana Pavlović
Sunčica Vujić


The collection of papers in this book study human capital and welfare from
different perspectives and offer new insights on determinants of human capital
accumulation and the importance of welfare states for economic development.
The first six chapter in the book study phenomena of human capital while the
last three chapters focus on welfare. The first chapter studies youth policy
preferences for public spending in the EU and compares them to middle-aged
population. Chapter two aims to characterise youth not in employment,
education and training in Serbia, while chapter three studies a program
implemented in Serbian secondary schools which helped pupils in their schoolto-work transition. Chapter four takes a different perspective at youth and it
studies their entrepreneurial intentions. In chapter five the authors study the
impact of over- and under-education on the wage penalty. Chapter six explores
whether the usage of smartphones has a detrimental effect on academic
performance. The second part of the book studies welfare issues. Chapter seven
studies hybrid organizations and aims to characterise an enabling ecosystem
for such organisations. Chapter eight studies the important topic of child
poverty in four countries. The chapter nine compares welfare regimes in OECD
countries and studies how they affect inequality.

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