The U.S. science and engineering workforce : recent, current, and projected employment, wages, and unemployment / John F. Sargent Jr.
- Sargent, John F.
- Additional Titles:
- US science and engineering workforce
United States science and engineering workforce
- [Washington, District of Columbia] : Congressional Research Service, 
[Getzville, New York] : William S. Hein & Company, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (38 pages) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
- CRS report ; R43061
HeinOnline U.S. Congressional documents
- The adequacy of the U.S. science and engineering workforce has been an ongoing concern of Congress for more than 60 years. Scientists and engineers are widely believed to be essential to U.S. technological leadership, innovation, manufacturing, and services, and thus vital to U.S. economic strength, national defense, and other societal needs. Many policymakers, business leaders, academicians, S&E professional society analysts, economists, and others hold diverse views with respect to the adequacy of the S&E workforce and related policy issues. These issues include the question of the existence of a shortage of scientists and engineers in the United States, what the nature of such a shortage might be (e.g., too few people with S&E degrees, mismatched skills and needs), and whether the federal government should undertake policy interventions to address such a putative shortage or to allow market forces to work in this labor market. Among the key indicators used by labor economists to assess occupational labor shortages are employment growth, wage growth, and unemployment rates.
- "February 19, 2014."
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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