ERIC Number: EJ1072016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
Rise of the Science and Engineering Postdoctorate and the Restructuring of Academic Research
Cantwell, Brendan; Taylor, Barrett J.
Journal of Higher Education, v86 n5 p667-696 Sep-Oct 2015
Since the 1980s the number of postdocs employed at U.S. research universities has increased dramatically as has the importance of postdocs to academic research. Growth in postdoc employment has coincided with increased dependence on external research funds. Using panel regression analysis, this article explores the organizational characteristics associated with the tendency to employ postdocs and the relationship between postdoc employment and dependence on external research funds.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Employment, Regression (Statistics), Financial Support, Correlation, Research, Science Education, Engineering Education, Predictor Variables, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL-0941014