Q. 54.2( 16 Votes )
How does health play a critical role in human capital formation?
: Human capital is the set of skill and productive knowledge embodied in the population. The population becomes human capital when there is an investment made in the form of education, training and medical care.
Health plays a critical role in human capital formation as a person could work efficiently only when he is healthy with a healthy mind. For this reason, the government of the country ensures that the majority of the population are healthy and illness free.
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Visit a village or colony located near to your residential area and note down the various activities undertaken by the people of that village or colony.
If this is not possible, ask your neighbor what is their profession? In which of the three sectors will you categories their work?NCERT - Economics
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(i) How many beds are there in the hospital you have visited?
(ii) How many doctors are there in the hospital?
(iii) How many nurses work in that hospital?
Besides try to gather the following additional information:
(iv) How many hospitals are there in your locality?
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Study the graph and answer the following questions:
1. Has the literacy rates of the population increased since 1951?
2. In which year India has the highest literacy rates?
3. Why literacy rate is high among the males of India?
4. Why are women less educated than men?
5. How would you calculate literacy rate in India?
6. What is your projection about India's literacy rate in 2010?NCERT - Economics