The Public Interest

The outlook for educated manpower

Eli Ginzberg

Winter 1972

A FORMER president of the American Association for the Advancement for Science wrote in the July 16th issue of Science that the United States must develop a “holding pattern” to preserve an excess of technologists. “In the decade after 1980 these scientists in the holding pattern would be prepared to fill important and much needed demands in industry, government, and education.” That’s a long time to fix people into a “holding pattern”—and it indicates the rather desperate situation which confronts a large section of our educated manpower today.


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