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ERIC Number: ED221363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
National Patterns of Science and Technology Resources 1981.
Chirichiello, John; Crowley, Michael
An overview of two science and technology resources (financial support and scientific/technical personnel) is presented, based on a series of National Science Foundation (NSF) surveys on research and development (R&D) resources and scientific/technical personnel in the United States. Areas addressed related to national perspectives of R&D resources include the R&D effort and national economy, R&D performance, R&D by national objective, R&D and the gross national product, basic research, applied research, development, and international comparisons. Areas addressed related to science/engineering (S/E) personnel include current employment opportunities, labor market conditions for S/E doctorates, and labor market dynamics. Eighty-seven detailed statistical tables are included, providing data related to R&D resources (national perspective, federal government, industry, colleges/universities) and S/E personnel (current supply and utilization patterns of S/E population, doctorate scientists/engineers, and dynamics of S/E labor market). Data reported indicate among others that total U.S. spending reached an estimated $61.1 billion in 1980 (13 percent more than the $54.2 billion in 1979 and double the amount spent in the early seventies) and that although employment opportunities in jobs involving S/E activity are weak in some fields of science, almost all scientists/engineers seeking jobs find them. (Author/JN)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Scientific, Technological and International Affairs.