XV RDB Lecture – Janet Currie

Child mental health as human capital

Janet Currie (Princeton University)

Università Bocconi, room AS01, Via Roentgen (floor -2) and on-line

13 October 2021 h. 17:00

Child mental health is increasingly understood to be a critical form of human capital, but we have only recently begun to understand how valuable it is and how better to support its development. This lecture provides an overview of recent work demonstrating the key role of child mental health in supporting longer-term human capital development, and discusses some of the economic implications of improvements in diagnosis and treatment.