Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-1986

Journal or Book Title

North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

189

Last Page

207

DOI

10.2307/1349158

Abstract

This paper summarizes broad trends in the market for and training of agricultural economists, models of professional labor markets, and key issues facing the agricul- tural economics profession. The number of U.S. Ph.D. agricultural economists grew at a 7 percent rate during 1973 to 1983. An increasing share of them are being employed in business-industry. Some issues facing the profession are: potential imbal- ance in Ph.D.s supplied and demanded, type and quality of graduate education needed to meet diverse job roles of doctor- ates, demand growth potential for masters level agricultural economists

Comments

This article is from North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics 8 (1986): 189, doi: 10.2307/1349158. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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