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ERIC Number: ED161397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Temporal Adjustment in Academic Labor Markets: Time to Ph.D. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Kuh, Charlotte V.
A research project is described that concerns "temporal adjustment" as one form of a non-wage adjustment in the academic labor market. Receipt of the doctorate, the number and length of post-doctoral fellowships, and the achievement of tenure are temporal factors in academic careers. The change in timing of these factors is a form of adjustment to market conditions. The length of time it takes an individual to receive a Ph.D. from the time he finishes his B.A. is examined. Data from surveys of the American Council on Education and the National Research Council are cited for the discussion of changes in time to Ph.D. over time. The data cover comprehensively all doctorates received from U.S. universities. The American Council on Education Survey of Teaching Faculty, conducted in 1973, provides information on people currently employed in academia. A statistical model that separates age effects of time to Ph.D. from date effects is described. Implications of estimation results for the formal model are discussed, and graphs are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)