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Women, human capital and livelihoods: An ergonomics perspective

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Human capital is often considered in terms of the new skills which development initiatives should seek to impart. This paper argues for complementary perspectives which are also consistent with a livelihoods approach. It first outlines the factors that need to be addressed if existing human capital is to reach its full potential (or vulnerable individuals protected). It then suggests what  contribution ergonomics can make to safeguarding and enhancing human capital.

Tahseen Jafry