ERIC Number: ED109010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Manpower in Geography: An Updated Report, Publication No. 11, Revision of Publication No. 3.
Hart, John Fraser
This report supplements a 1966 report measuring trends in the production of geography graduates (see related document SO 008 431). The statistical information in this report was collected from published sources and a questionnaire sent to geography department chairmen in 1971. The results of the questionnaire indicate a surplus of Ph.D. graduates in geography for the number of jobs available in the field. The number of degrees in geography at the doctoral, master's, and baccalaureate levels is expected to double in the 1970s. College teaching remains the preemptive career choice of geographers, yet the surplus will encourage university administrators to hold down salaries, increase teaching loads, and defer tenure. Geographers formerly dependent upon college teaching jobs must develop alternative career opportunities. The ten largest geography departments granted over 50 percent of all doctoral degrees. The center of graduate activity is shifting to universities on the west coast. Urban geography, cultural geography, and economic geography are the most popular topical specialities of contemporary graduate students. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.
Note: For related document, see SO 008 431