ERIC Number: ED061879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
The Supply and Demand for Graduates of Higher Education: 1970 to 1980.
DeWitt, Laurence B.; Tussing, A. Dale
This study was conducted to ascertain the validity of persistent and widespread reports of a surplus of highly educated manpower. The results of the study are both optimistic and pessimistic. There seems to be no particular danger of a fundamental surplus in the output of B.A.'s in the 1970's, but we are entering a period of surplus of elementary and secondary school teachers. A definite surplus of master's degrees and Ph. D.'s is also evident, and persons obtaining doctoral degrees with the intention of becoming college professors are in for a rude awakening upon graduation. This surplus, however, is not projected to cause a massive state of unemployment. Rather, underemployment is a much more qualified term for what is predicted. Persons holding higher education degrees will be able to find jobs, but their qualifications may far exceed the skills demanded by the labor market. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.