ERIC Number: ED029794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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A Survey of the Draft Status of First and Second Year Science Graduate Students, Fall 1968.
Scientific Manpower Commission, Washington, DC.
This document reports data on science graduate students currently enrolled, and the number and probable rate of induction of those in draft liable classifications. With the assistance of several societies in the various scientific disciplines, 1,237 doctorate-granting science departments were queried. Reported was information on the draft status of over 30,000 graduate students. Indicated were that (1) under present draft regulations as many as 38 per cent of the first and second year male, full time science graduate students, or up to 46 per cent of such U.S. students are potentially liable for the draft; (2) unless present draft regulations are modified, the number of American males now engaged in advanced scientific training in the nation's graduate schools will be substantially reduced during coming months; (3) the loss of substantial numbers of current first and second year graduate students will result in a related decrease in the enrollment in advanced graduate classes for several years to come; and (4) the nation's supply of newly trained Ph.D.'s in the sciences will be seriously curtailed in the early 1970's. (RS)
Descriptors: College Science, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Graduate Students, Labor Needs, Military Service, Scientific Personnel, Scientists
Scientific Manpower Commission, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Scientific Manpower Commission, Washington, DC.