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ERIC Number: ED188927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Reviews of Data on Science Resources, No. 36. Employment Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: The Effects of Work Experience, Advanced Degress, and Business Cycles.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Presented is a summary of the employment characteristics of recent science and engineering (S/E) graduates, based upon information collected in surveys of recent recipients in S/E fields. Findings reported in this study are based on survey data collected between 1974 and 1978. Charts and tables present in graph form information concerning the status in 1978 of S/E bachelor's degree recipients of 1972; the effects of work experience on labor market performance; the effects of advanced degrees on labor market performance; graduate education and salary; labor force participation rates; unemployment and employment rates of S/E bachelor's and master's degree recipients by field of degree and sex; and numbers of S/E degree recipients enrolled full-time in graduate school. Discussed are aspects of postgraduate and labor market behavior concentrating on two issues: (1) the acquisition of skill and its consequences for labor market performance; and (2) the effects of changes in the economic environment on labor market performance and graduate school enrollment. (CS)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, College Graduates, Economic Climate, Employment, Engineering Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, Salaries, Science Education, Sciences, Undergraduate Study
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
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