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Falling behind? : boom, bust, and the global race for scientific talent

Author: Michael S Teitelbaum
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Teitelbaum
ISBN: 9780691154664 069115466X 1400850142 9781400850143
OCLC Number: 861542573
Description: 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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? --
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.
Responsibility: Michael S. Teitelbaum.

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