On Womanpower' s Capital Accumulation and Sustainable Development
XIAO Yang (All-China Women's Federation Institute of Women's Studies, Beijing 100730, China)
By dint of the humanpower capital theory and the basic viewpoint of sustainable development and proceeding from the education and health of the humanpower capital composition, this essay analyses the reserve and impacting factor of China' s womanpower capital and its role in sustainable development. In concrete terms, it points out that investment in women' s education and health can bring greater returns than that in men' s education and health; that the external characteristic of the returns from the investment in womanpower capital will aggravate the gender difference in humanpower capital accumulation arising from discriminative investment; and that the insufficiency of the womanpower capital has become a bottleneck obstructing sustainable development and offsetting the returns derived from the increased investment in men's education and health. In light of this, this essay proposes that womanpower capital accumulation should be steped up as an effective way of carrying out China' s sustainable development strategy.
【CateGory Index】： F240