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Humanities doctorates in the United States : 1995 profile by Prudence W Brown( )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, based on the results of the fifth biennial survey of humanities doctorate recipients, describes the demographic and employment characteristics of humanities Ph. D.s who received their degrees between January 1942 and June 1984 and were residing in the United States in February 1985. The number of humanities Ph. D.s in 1985 was estimated to be 90,600, 6.3 percent above the 85,200 estimated for 1983. Of these, 83,300 were in the labor force, 6.9 percent above the 77,900 estimated for 1983. The survey variables include the field of the doctorate, year of Ph. D., gender, racial/ethnic group, and citizenship. The report covers: (1) doctoral population by field; (2) employment; (3) median annual salary; and (4) academic employment. The appendices include a survey of the questionnaires; sampling frame, sampling error, and response rates; weighting procedure; and fields of employment. Among the findings were that of those who achieved the rank of full professor, the percentage for men was approximately twice that for women (45.3 percent versus 23.8 percent respectively). (Nl)
Myths and tradeoffs : the role of tests in undergraduate admissions by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admission to colleges and universities is a complex task which is made simpler by the use of test scores taken by high school students wishing to gain entrance. Though the benefits of these tests are clear this book offers recommendations to institutions of higher education and test producers to ensure that the testing is used as it should be and in the most effective ways possible
Careers in science and technology : an international perspective by International Conference on Trends in Science and Technology Careers( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every industrialized country is concerned with maintaining an adequate supply of individuals interested in careers in science and technology, yet little is known about these efforts outside national borders. This book represents the proceedings of an international conference on Trends in Science and Technology Careers, held in Brussels in 1993. Organized at the behest of OSEP and the OIA Committee on International Organizations and Programs, in cooperation with the European Commission (DG XII) and in response to a resolution of the International Council of Scientific Unions, the conference identified international data on career trends, assessed the research base engaged in studying science and technology careers, and identified ways in which international organizations could promote greater interest in science and technology human resource development. The conference laid the groundwork for continuing international discussions about the best ways to study and promote careers in science and technology and national dialogues about the ways to integrate this knowledge into human resources policies
Computing professionals : changing needs for the 1990s : a workshop report by National Research Council (U. S.)( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving the recruitment, retention, and utilization of federal scientists and engineers : a report to the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government by Alan K Campbell( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book assesses the capacity of the federal government to recruit and retain highly qualified scientists and engineers for federal service. It recommends more vigorous use of the existing Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA), as well as changes in legislation. It discusses the variety of management structures needed to support the different missions of federal agencies and identifies where organizational responsibility for implementing changes should lie
Summary report 1996 : doctorate recipients from United States universities by Peter H Henderson( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary report ... doctorate recipients from United States universities by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary report 1993 : doctorate recipients from United States universities by Lori Thurgood( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign and foreign-born engineers in the United States : infusing talent, raising issues by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Impact of defense spending on nondefense engineering labor markets : a report to the National Academy of Engineering by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineers and technologists are generally thought to be critical to various aspects of our society, including national security, economic competitiveness, and the general welfare. This report asks questions and provides some answers about how employment of engineers in defense industries and laboratories affects employment in civilian industries and laboratories. The document contains: (1) an historical overview (including notes about significant events and policy initiatives); (2) an assessment of the current situation (providing an overview of the defense buildup, the market for engineers, and defense employment); (3) an identification of potential mechanisms that could be used in preparing for the future (including discussions on methods for anticipating supply and demand); and (4) a set of conclusions with suggestions of areas that need further study. A bibliography is included, along with extensive appendices which provide a set of papers commissioned for this study, related tables, and views of school placement officers. The commissioned papers include the following: (1) "Scientific and Engineering Personnel: Lessons and Policy Directions," by Eli Ginzberg; (2) "Modeling the Supply of Scientists and Engineers: An Assessment of the DauffenBach-Fiorito Work," by Michael S. McPherson; and (3) "What Can Demand and Manpower Requirements Models Tell Us about the Impact of Defense Spending on the Labor Market for Scientists and Engineers?" By W. Lee Hansen. Views of placement officers are expressed in a summary of a college relations discussion group meeting and in a paper by Robert K. Weatherall: "Defense and Nondefense Employment: The View from Engineering School Placement Offices." (Tw)
Science, engineering, and humanities doctorates in the United States( )

in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women : their underrepresentation and career differentials in science and engineering : proceedings of a conference( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects on quality of adjustments in engineering labor markets by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minorities : their underrepresentation and career differentials in science and engineering : proceedings of a workshop( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Research Council directory of resident research associates : 1959-1995( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, engineering, and humanities doctorates in the United States : 1981 profile by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides information on the demographic characteristics and employment status of recipients of doctoral degrees granted from June 1980 to January 1983 (who were residing in the United States in February 1981). Information was collected on 39,547 of the 63,022 individuals in the survey sample, yielding a response rate of 63 percent. Chapter 1 consists of analyses of doctorates in the sciences and engineering, which includes the broad fields of mathematics, computer science, physics/astronomy, chemistry, earth/environmental sciences, life sciences (agriculture, medical, and biological), psychology, and social sciences. Chapter 2 includes analyses of doctorates in the humanities fields of art history, classical languages, English/American literature, history, modern languages/literature, music, philosophy, speech, and "other humanities." Data are provided for: doctoral population by field; field mobility by employed Ph. D.s; academic position by cohort, field of doctorate, and sex; tenure status by field, sex, and age; and for geographic differences in employment status. Data are also provided by field of doctorate for: demographic characteristics; employment status; type of employer; primary work activity; median annual salary by sex and years since doctorate; and for median annual salary by sex and type of employer. Survey questionnaire and supporting documentation are included in appendices. (Jn)
Biomedical and behavioral research scientists : their training and supply( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Departing the ivy halls : changing employment situations for recent Ph. D.s by Susan Henn( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information on the employment status of recent science, engineering, and humanities doctorate recipients is presented, with special emphasis on the 1973-1976 graduates. The primary data source is the 1981 Survey of Doctorate Recipients, which is appended. Attention is directed to the increasing number of Ph. D.s awarded over the last decade or two, especially to women and minority groups. For 1973-1976 Ph. D.s, the analysis covers variables such as employment status, field mobility, type of employers, tenure status, and academic position. Comparisons are made by field, sex, postgraduation plans, and employment setting, and with other Ph. D. year cohorts. Findings for science and engineering Ph. D.s include: almost two-thirds of the 1960-1964 graduates had firm commitments for employment immediately after receiving their doctorates, compared to only half of the 1977-1980 graduates; and there has been an increasing movement into nonacademic employment for recent science and engineering doctorate recipients. Findings for humanities Ph. D.s include the following: for 1973-1976 graduates, a larger percentage of women were part-time employed in 1981 than were men; and except for the fields of art history and music, a maximum of one-third of the graduates were working in nonacademic jobs. (Sw)
Doctoral scientists and engineers in the United States ... profile( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor-market conditions for engineers : is there a shortage? by Washington, Dc. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These proceedings include four papers that examine four different models of the engineering labor market, namely, those of: (1) the American Electronics Association ("Technical Employment Projections, 1983-1987" by Pat Hill Hubbard); (2) the Bureau of Labor Statistics ("Future Labor-Market Conditions for Engineers" by Ronald E. Kutscher); (3) the National Science Foundation ("Projected Labor-Market Balance in Engineering and Computer Specialty Occupations, 1982-1987" by Jean E. Vanski); and (4) the American Council on Education's Business-Higher Education ("Engineering Manpower and Education--A Precis and Commentary" by William R. Upthegrove). Also included is a review of the four studies by W. Lee Hansen, a comparative assessment by Michael Mandel, and the presentations and related commentary of two panel discussions. The first panel, which dealt with the problems of finding qualified engineering faculty, indicated concern over the likelihood of shortages in quantity and the quality of faculty becoming a severe problem. The second panel focused on engineering employment in federal laboratories. Reports from representatives of these laboratories indicated only limited concern over quantitative shortages in engineering research personnel, but increasing problems in holding highly talented investigators and attracting "superstar" experienced researchers. Other conclusions and recommendations are discussed. (Jn)
 
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Careers in science and technology : an international perspective
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Myths and tradeoffs : the role of tests in undergraduate admissionsCareers in science and technology : an international perspectiveComputing professionals : changing needs for the 1990s : a workshop reportImproving the recruitment, retention, and utilization of federal scientists and engineers : a report to the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government
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