Human Capital

“The neoliberal understanding of human abilities as sources of potential income redefines child-rearing by treating a broader range of activities of care and cultivation, and not only educational and professional training, as potential ‘investments’ in the human capital of children.”

Susan Koshy argues that, under neoliberalism, parents understand that raising their children is about making investments in human capital. Have you experienced this in your own life? In what ways have your parents treated you like an investment? In what way have they treated you otherwise? How do you know the difference?