ERIC Number: ED153515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Market Conditions and Tenure in U.S. Higher Education: 1955-1973. Technical Report No. 2.
Radner, Roy; Kuh, Charlotte V.
The question of tenure as an economic variable is discussed. Using data from the 1973 ACE Survey of Teaching Faculty, a statistical model is provided to estimate time from Ph. D. to tenure. Results show that the tenure rate (the chance that a nontenured faculty member will be granted tenure in any given year) did increase during the period of rapid growth in academia from 1960 to 1968 in all types of institutions and in all fields within these institutions. After 1968, the tenure rate continued to increase in public institutions, but more slowly. However, in private institutions, the tenure rate remained constant or declined between 1968 and 1972. It is concluded that tenure rate did behave as an economic variable in the sense that higher tenure rates occurred at the same time as the rapid increase in employment in academia. The appendices contain a two-way logit model for the estimation of age and date effects, and complete tabulation of results. (SPG)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, College Faculty, Doctoral Degrees, Economic Factors, Eligibility, Enrollment, Higher Education, Models, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Private Colleges, State Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Tenure
Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, Berkeley, Calif.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Part of the Project on Quantitative Policy Analysis Models of Demand and Supply in Higher Education