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ERIC Number: ED200089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
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Graduates of Higher Education in the Food and Agricultural Sciences: An Analysis of Supply/Demand Relationship. Volume II--Home Economics.
Coulter, Kyle Jane; Stanton, Marge
Information on the supply of new college graduates seeking home economics-related positions, home economics job openings, and projected levels of employment is presented. Based on a Department of Agriculture manpower assessment project, supply and demand relationships through 1990 were analyzed, and supply data were aggregated by 11 educational clusters. Study results indicate that current and projected supplies of graduates do not appear to equal employment demands. At the bachelor's and master's levels, additional graduates appear to be needed to satisfy the employment demand for design, manufacturing, and processing specialists and for marketing, merchandising, and sales personnel. At the master's level, administrators are also needed. Degree specialists that appear to be in greatest demand at the bachelor's and master's levels include business, family/consumer resource management, food service management and institutional management, food science and human nutrition, human environment and shelter, and textiles and clothing. The supply of doctoral graduates is estimated to be inadequate across the full spectrum of home economics specialists. Information is presented on the sources of data, the research methodology, and occupational clusters and degree programs at all levels, including the associate degree level. In addition to extensive statistical data, a bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Demand Occupations, Dietitians, Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Fashion Industry, Food Service, Higher Education, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Home Management, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Manufacturing, Marketing, Masters Degrees, Occupational Home Economics, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys
Science and Education Administration, Publications, Distributions, and Requests, Room 6005, South Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Science and Education Administration.
Note: For Volume 1 (Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Veterinary Medicine) see ED 193 978.