ERIC Number: ED317433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Future Labor Force and Workplace and the Scientific and Engineering Workforce: Implications for Society and Business and Potential Solutions.
This report examines the future shortages of scientists and engineers and suggests potential solutions to the shortage. The first section presents general demographic data and trends and interprets what this information suggests for the future economy and business in general. The second section considers the supply of physical scientists and engineers, both currently and in the future; there will be a shortage for both at the Ph.D. level. The third section provides potential solutions to social and labor force needs and problems. Solutions presented include: (1) Increase and expand intervention programs to encourage minority and female participation in scientific disciplines; (2) Reform elementary and high school math and science education; (3) Abolish discrimination in the work place; (4) Increase scholarships and funding; (5) Provide long-term continuing education programs for scientists and engineers; (6) Develop policies and laws to facilitate the retention of educated foreign nationals; and (7) Mandate programs/training to foster the value of diversity. (YP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Continuing Education, Engineers, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Personnel, Scientists, Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resource and Career Solutions, Worthington, OH.