Human Capital Formation in India test - 1

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Human Capital Formation in India test - 1
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  • Question 1
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    The stock of skill, ability, expertise, education and knowledge in a nation at a point of time known as

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    This definition states what human capital means. Human capital refers to the skills, knowledge and experience of an individual or a population at large.
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    Source of human capital formation is

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    Health and education are two integral aspects in human capital formation. It is only a healthy person who can contribute to society and the nation. Therefore expenditure on health is important to build and sustain a healthy nation.
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    People as a resource means

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    Human capital is always evolving with respect to skiils, education and health. For purposes of measurement, the existing productive skill sets are taken into account.
  • Question 4
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    Human capital consists of

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    Human capital includes the inherent and acquired skill sets of the entire population of a country. However, education, health, on-job training enhance the quality of human capital.
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    A person becomes a human resource when he/she

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    It is true that human capital is effective only when individuals possess the skills to work, are healthy and therefore willing to work. Age of human capital is a measure of physical ability and experience.
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    Machines and buildings are

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    Physical capital refers to tangible capital like plant and machinery, buildings, computers, etc which are built by humans to be used for productive purposes.
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    People of which age group are treated as productive labour force

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    People falling in the age group of 15-60 have the education and health and can be trained on-the-job as well. They thus contribute extensively to the society.
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    Human capital is similar to physical capital because

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    The human capital is the brain behind the technicalities and processes of the physical capital. Both are needed for a society or nation to grow.
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    A major problem faced by the human capital formation in India is

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    Human capital formation is a continuous process as there is scope for skill development, change in technology, better educational and health facilities. A rising population is a huge challenge especially in India where there is an increase in the number of people living below poverty line. These people become dependent on the government to provide basic facilities.
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    Which Five Year Plan stressed upon the importance of human capital

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    The Seventh Five Year Plan had the development of human capital formation as its prime objective. India believed that the population could become an asset, if trained and educated on sound lines which would lead to economic and social growth.
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