ERIC Number: ED286415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Graduate Education in the 1980s.
Blume, S.; Amsterdamska, O.
Major changes in postgraduate education since the 1970s in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are examined. Postgraduate education refers to specialized or research training after the receipt of a university degree. The basis of analysis includes: analyses provided by authorities in Australia, Finland, France, Japan, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States; visits to France and Sweden; and case studies of the Netherlands and Norway. Attention is directed to: the changing scale and structure of post-graduate education, the changing composition of the study body, financing postgraduate study, institutional location, the duration of research training and the issue of noncompletion, and employment/unemployment of higher degree graduates. Information is provided on: postgraduate enrollment data for six countries for 1973-1983; degrees awarded by field of study; the participation of women in postgraduate studies; the age of postgraduate students; foreign student enrollments; student financial aid policies; and the number of U.S. employed doctoral scientists and engineers by field, sex, sector of employment, and primary work activity, 1973-1981. (SW)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, Masters Degrees, Professional Education, Specialization, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Finland; France; Greece; Japan; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United States