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ERIC Number: EJ807960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
Academia's Own Demographic Time-Bomb
Hugo, Graham
Australian Universities' Review, v48 n1 p16-23 Sep 2005
It's no news that Australian academics, like Australian cricketers, are getting older (and perhaps tireder). But the exact dimensions of the sector's staffing crisis haven't been clear. Graham Hugo has been studying the figures in detail, and he suggests that the problem may in fact be worse than has been thought. Around a quarter of the academic workforce will retire in the next decade, and there's a "lost generation" where their replacements should be. (Contains 5 tables, 9 figures and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia