Human capital; Social capital; Income; Ho Chi Minh city
My study investigates the effects of human capital and social capital on income of university’s graduate in Ho Chi Minh City. Human capital is captured by English proficiency, computer skills, and communication skills. Social capital is categorized by home-based capital, friend connection, extracurricular activities, peer relationship, teacher-student relationship, and university impact. My study employs the data through the own survey in 2012. The empirical results are as follow: i) The English proficiency and communication skills have the significant impact on income of university’s graduate. ii) The parent education and teacher-student relationship also have the significant positive effect on income of university graduate. The message from my study can give to students, educators, and educational policy makers about the effect of social capital, and human capital on income.
University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City; VNP (Vietnam – The Netherlands Programme for M.A. in Development Economics)