ERIC Number: ED165619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Time to Tenure and the Market for Ph.D.'s in U.S. Higher Education.
Kuh, Charlotte V.
In a market where salary adjustment is limited by equity constraints within ranks and across fields, non-salary adjustment to changing market conditions is likely to occur. Changes in the rate at which nontenured faculty are granted tenure is one such adjustment. A logit model that explains time to tenure as dependent on the time since an individual received his Ph.D. and market conditions is estimated using data from two large surveys of faculty. Estimated time to tenure is then related to other possible measures of excess demand or supply. It is found that the smaller the increase in starting salary, controlling for salary level, the lower is time to tenure. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Part of the Project on Quantitative Policy Analysis Models of Demand and Supply in Higher Education; for related document see HE 010 878 ; Best copy available