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Is American science in decline?

Author: Yu Xie; Alexandra A Killewald
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Alarmists argue that the United States urgently needs more and better trained scientists to compete with the rest of the world. Their critics counter that, far from facing a shortage, we are producing a glut of young scientists with poor employment prospects. Both camps have issued reports in recent years that predict the looming decline of American science. Drawing on their extensive analysis of national datasets,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Xie, Yu, 1959-
Is American science in decline?
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011042030
(OCoLC)758384136
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yu Xie; Alexandra A Killewald
ISBN: 9780674065048 0674065042
OCLC Number: 804897734
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Contents: The evolution of American science --
American science and globalization --
Why do people become scientists? --
American scientists : who are they? --
Public attitudes toward science --
Does science appeal to students? --
Attainment of science degrees --
Finding work in science.
Responsibility: Yu Xie and Alexandra A. Killewald.
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While the authors identify areas of concern regarding scientists' low earnings, competition from Asia, and the declining number of academic positions, they conclude that science in the United States  Read more...

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In the heated debate over the state of U.S. science, alarmists say there are too few young high-flyers; others, too many. Enter sociologists Yu Xie and Alexandra Killewald, whose nuanced view is Read more...

 
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