Schultz, T. W. (1902–1998)
Theodore W. Schultz transformed the study of agricultural economics and economic growth and development. He made seminal contributions advocating the importance of human capital and particularly education for understanding economic growth in developed and developing countries. In this brief sketch I review his intellectual contributions to economics.
KeywordsAgricultural economics Economic demography Economic growth Education in developing countries Green revolution Human capital Marshall, A. Measurement Poverty Schultz, T. W.
The National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development provided research support. I thank Glen Cain, T. Paul Schultz and Kenneth I. Wolpin for comments.