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The Resource Falling behind? : boom, bust, and the global race for scientific talent, Michael S. Teitelbaum

Falling behind? : boom, bust, and the global race for scientific talent, Michael S. Teitelbaum

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Falling behind? : boom, bust, and the global race for scientific talent
Title
Falling behind?
Title remainder
boom, bust, and the global race for scientific talent
Statement of responsibility
Michael S. Teitelbaum
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Is the United States falling behind in the global race for scientific and engineering talent? Are U.S. employers facing shortages of the skilled workers that they need to compete in a globalized world? Such claims from some employers and educators have been widely embraced by mainstream media and political leaders, and have figured prominently in recent policy debates about education, federal expenditures, tax policy, and immigration. Falling Behind? offers careful examinations of the existing evidence and of its use by those involved in these debates. These concerns are by no means a recent phenomenon. Examining historical precedent, Michael Teitelbaum highlights five episodes of alarm about "falling behind" that go back nearly seventy years to the end of World War II. In each of these episodes the political system responded by rapidly expanding the supply of scientists and engineers, but only a few years later political enthusiasm or economic demand waned. Booms turned to busts, leaving many of those who had been encouraged to pursue science and engineering careers facing disheartening career prospects. Their experiences deterred younger and equally talented students from following in their footsteps--thereby sowing the seeds of the next cycle of alarm, boom, and bust. Falling Behind? examines these repeated cycles up to the present, shedding new light on the adequacy of the science and engineering workforce for the current and future needs of the United States"--
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Teitelbaum, Michael S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Science
  • Technical education
  • Career education
  • Competition, International
  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Ouvriers qualifiés
  • Ingénieurs
  • Scientifiques
  • Marché du travail
  • Politique de l'éducation
  • Enseignement scientifique
  • Enseignement technique
  • Concurrence internationale
  • Etats-Unis d'Amérique
  • Career education
  • Competition, International
  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Engineers
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Technical education
  • United States
Label
Falling behind? : boom, bust, and the global race for scientific talent, Michael S. Teitelbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Making things work better
  • Appendix A:
  • Controversy about the meaning of Sputnik
  • Appendix B:
  • Evolution of the National Institutes of Health
  • Appendix C:
  • "A nation at risk" and the Sandia critique
  • Introduction
  • Recent alarms
  • No shortage of shortages
  • Beliefs, interests, effects
  • The influence of employer and other interest groups
  • What is the market really like? supply, demand, shortage, surplus -- and disequilibria
  • The distinctive U.S. academic production process
  • International comparisons: glass half-full, glass half-empty?
Control code
ocn871632868
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt582s19
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871632868
Label
Falling behind? : boom, bust, and the global race for scientific talent, Michael S. Teitelbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Making things work better
  • Appendix A:
  • Controversy about the meaning of Sputnik
  • Appendix B:
  • Evolution of the National Institutes of Health
  • Appendix C:
  • "A nation at risk" and the Sandia critique
  • Introduction
  • Recent alarms
  • No shortage of shortages
  • Beliefs, interests, effects
  • The influence of employer and other interest groups
  • What is the market really like? supply, demand, shortage, surplus -- and disequilibria
  • The distinctive U.S. academic production process
  • International comparisons: glass half-full, glass half-empty?
Control code
ocn871632868
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400850143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt582s19
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871632868

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