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The Well-being of Nations
THE ROLE OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL CAPITAL
EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

The Well-being of Nations
THE ROLE OF HUMAN AND SOCIAL CAPITAL

ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Pursuant to Article 1 of the Convention signed in Paris on 14th December1960, and which came into force on 30th September 1961, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shall promote policies designed: – to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and employment and a rising standard of living in Member countries, while maintaining financial stability, and thus to contribute to the development of the world economy; – to contribute tosound economic expansion in Member as well as non-member countries in the process of economic development; and – to contribute to the expansion of world trade on a multilateral, non-discriminatory basis in accordance with international obligations. The original Member countries of the OECD are Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, theNetherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The following countries became Members subsequently through accession at the dates indicated hereafter: Japan (28th April 1964), Finland (28th January 1969), Australia (7th June 1971), New Zealand (29th May 1973), Mexico (18th May 1994), the Czech Republic (21st December 1995), Hungary (7th May1996), Poland (22nd November 1996), Korea (12th December 1996) and Slovak Republic (14th December 2000). The Commission of the European Communities takes part in the work of the OECD (Article 13 of the OECD Convention). The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation was created in June 1968 by the Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and all Member countries ofthe OECD are participants. The main objectives of the Centre are as follows: – analyse and develop research, innovation and key indicators in current and emerging education and learning issues, and their links to other sectors of policy; – explore forward-looking coherent approaches to education and learning in the context of national and international cultural, social and economic change; and –facilitate practical co-operation among Member countries and, where relevant, with non-member countries, in order to seek solutions and exchange views of educational problems of common interest. The Centre functions within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in accordance with the decisions of the Council of the Organisation, under the authority of the Secretary-General. Itis supervised by a Governing Board composed of one national expert in its field of competence from each of the countries participating in its programme of work.
Publié en français sous le titre : DU BIEN-ÊTRE DES NATIONS : Le rôle du capital humain et social

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FOREWORD
This report is a publication of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation at the OECD. It was co-authored by Tom Healy and Sylvain Côté, with significant input from John F. Helliwell (University of...
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