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Research Report:

Human Capital, Civic Engagement and Political Participation: Turning Skills and Knowledge into Engagement and Action

by Brenda O'Neill

Human Capital, Civic Engagement and Political Participation: Turning Skills and Knowledge into Engagement and Action, Brenda O'Neill. CPRN's Skills and Knowledge for Canada's Future: Seven Perspectives - Towards an Integrated Approach to Human Capital Development project. June 2006. 47 pp.

The author presents evidence that increased educational attainment is linked to higher levels of political and civic participation, imparting both citizenship skills and motivation to take part. In turn, political participation can enhance human capital. Governments can foster engagement with a renewed commitment to a civics curriculum and support to voluntary associations.

Release Date: 30 Jun 2006
Number of pages: 47
Document number: 44366