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Social, Economic, and Demographic Factors Affecting the Scientific Labor Force

a PSC Research Project

Investigator:   Yu Xie

This proposal seeks funding for a book-length study of social, economic, and demographic factors affecting the scientific labor force. Within a life-course perspective, the proposed research studies the process of becoming a scientist by analyzing how career decisions are made and changed. It will examine the labor force characteristics of scientists by nativity status and field of study and compare them to those of other high status professions and over time. The study consists of statistical analyses of data from eight major sources and textual data to be collected measuring changes in the public’s attitude towards and support of science.

Funding Period: 05/01/2009 to 04/30/2011

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