ERIC Number: ED121150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
The Employment Outlook for Social Science Majors in the South.
Galambos, Eva C.
This assessment of the future job market for social science graduates is made both generically and separately for certain disciplines. The definition of the social sciences follows the USOE definition and includes: anthropology, archeology, economics, history, geography, political science, sociology, criminology, international relations, urban studies, demography, and all area studies. The projection of social science graduates at all degree levels who will enter the job market in 1980 compared to expected openings in social science occupations finds that graduates exceed the openings by eleven to one. The supply-demand balance for these social science graduates, however, is not as gloomy as this ratio might indicate. Since the training of a social science or other liberal arts major is more likely to engender a broader view of human affairs than a more narrow, vocationally-oriented education, the breadth of a social science education will continue to be valuable in the conduct of business and government. Marketable, vocationally-oriented skills are important adjuncts, however, to gain entry into the job market. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Higher Education, Labor Utilization, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Social Sciences, Tables (Data)
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30311 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Manpower and Education Project.