ERIC Number: ED048476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Water-Resources Manpower: Supply and Demand Patterns to 1980.
Lewis, James E.
Relating the supply of scientific manpower to the educational potential of the general population and the productive capacity of the educational system, this study disaggregates independent projections of scientific manpower supply and demand to yield projections for water resources manpower. This supply of engineers, natural scientists, and social scientists is projected at 3.3 million for 1980, compared to a demand for 3.5 million. Supply and demand relationships for the 1970-1980 decade show a 10 percent deficit of engineers, a 5 percent surplus of natural scientists, and a 7-8 percent deficit of social scientists. The supply of water resources manpower is projected to reach 154,000 by 1980, with 55,000 in research, compared with a demand for 267,000 with 95,000 needed in research. Critical shortages are forecast in several disciplines: ecology, hydrology, water resources planning, water quality, and watershed management. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal print size of original copy.] (BH)
Descriptors: Employment Projections, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Mobility, Professional Education, Professional Occupations, Scientific Personnel, Water Resources
Louisiana State University Bookstore, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 ($2.00, payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Resources Research.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.