October 9, 2018, Vol 320, No. 14, Pages 1401-1506
Eliminating Poverty in the 21st Century – The Role of Health and Human Capital
Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD
JAMA. 2018;320(14):1427-1428. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13709
In this Viewpoint, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim explains the World Bank’s Human Capital Index, which uses data on each country’s level of education and indicators of health status to answer a simple but powerful question: how productive will children born today be as members of the future workforce, relative to what is possible if they were in full health and had complete education?