Quotation KC, S, Lutz, Wolfgang, Loichinger, Elke, Muttarak, R, Striessnig, Erich. 2014. Reducing vulnerability in critical life course phases by enhancing human capital. In: Safeguarding Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience, Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience, Hrsg. UNDP Human Development Report Office, 151-194. New York: UNDP Human Development Report Office.


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The paper examines vulnerability over the life course with a specific focus on differentials not only by age and gender - as is conventional in demography - but also by level of education and with a focus on health. The paper builds on a significant body of scientific literature which shows that changes in mental functioning, cognitive capacity and behavior that typically result from education all lead to reduced vulnerability to virtually all threats to human well-being at all stages of life. Reducing vulnerability through educational attainment should therefore be a key strategy for operationalizing international policies aimed at not only empowering people, but also providing manifold positive consequences of education at individual and social levels.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Reducing vulnerability in critical life course phases by enhancing human capital
Title of whole publication Safeguarding Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience, Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resilience
Editor UNDP Human Development Report Office
Page from 151
Page to 194
Location New York
Publisher UNDP Human Development Report Office
Year 2014
ISBN 978-92-1-126384-8

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Lutz, Wolfgang (Details)
Loichinger, Elke (Former researcher)
Striessnig, Erich (Details)
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KC, S
Muttarak, R
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Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Demography Group AB (Details)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
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