U.S. Slipping Further Behind Other Nations In Backing Education, Health Care

September 28, 2018 via CBS News

No. 27: That’s where the U.S. ranks in terms of Americans’ overall education, health and other attributes that can help drive economic growth, according to a study published in British medical journal The Lancet that looked at 195 countries.

In composing the ranking, researchers sought to measure what they refer to as “human capital,” defined as a given population’s total level of education, knowledge, training, skills, health and other dimensions that correlate with better-performing economies. Investing in those areas tends to support the economy, while neglecting them can depress growth.

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