ERIC Number: ED058821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Employment of New Ph.D.'s and Postdoctorals in 1971. A Survey Report.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the results of a survey of doctoral departments in U.S. universities in the winter of 1970-71. The study was conducted to determine the current employment status of recent recipients of the doctorate and postdoctoral degrees in the fields of science and engineering. In addition to tabulated data from the survey, the report contains background data from the Doctorate Records File that indicates long-term trends in the specified fields. The evidence of the survey shows that it was more difficult for the doctorate recipients and postdoctorals of 1970 to obtain satisfactory jobs than for those of 1969. Both underemployment and unemployment essentially doubled from 1969 to 1970. Translated into numbers of individuals on a national basis, it is estimated that about 225 Ph.D.'s of 1970 in the survey fields held jobs that did not utilize their graduate training and about 285 were unemployed. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.