Eli Ginzberg is the director of the Conservation of Human Resources Project at Columbia University, inaugurated by...

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HUMAN RESOURCES: The Wealth of a Nation

Eli Ginzberg is the director of the Conservation of Human Resources Project at Columbia University, inaugurated by Eisenhower in 1950, and this book is a statement of what has been learned through this study about ""the relations between human resources and the wealth of a nation"". Certainly the Russian threat, which has made increasingly urgent the need for trained manpower, gives this book a more immediate significance and should direct attention in many years- governmental, industrial, educational. Many factors are evaluated here; our wasted human resources due to depression, or underemployment, our failure to fully educate the young, utilize the old, and our inability to reward the more valuable commensurably (doctors in public health, teachers, etc.) the development of talent and superiority which depends so much on the opportunities extended; the changes in work habits and work attitudes; the freedom of occupational choice where again there is a major waste of potential because too many aim too low; and finally how additional investments in people (and there are some specific recommendations here) will ultimately pay off in strengthening our labor force and concomitantly our economy and society.... A pertinent and perceptive analysis which extends into many reaches of human activity and concern today.

Pub Date: June 19, 1958

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1958