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dc.contributor.authorSyverson, Peter D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:41:58Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:41:58Z
dc.date.issued1988-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08012012-040402en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44088
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between economic and demographic factors and the flow of new students into undergraduate engineering programs was investigated. An empirical analysis was undertaken based on a lagged-supply model developed earlier by Richard Freeman. The analysis involved the replication of the Freeman model over the 1948-1972 period, the extension of the model through 1986, and the forecasting of first-year engineering enrollments up to the year 2000. The model developed in this thesis was able to a accurately mirror the engineering enrollment trends from 1948 to 1986. The economic variables--especially R&D expenditures and starting engineering salaries relative to median income of college graduates--were found to be important factors in the flow of freshmen into engineering. None of the variables relating to demographic trends were found to significantly related to first-year engineering enrollment. The importance of the federal government's role in the engineering labor market through research and development funding is discussed, along with forecasts of possible trends in first-year engineering enrollment.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1988.S983.pdfen_US
dc.subjectEngineeringen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1988.S983en_US
dc.titleEngineering undergraduate enrollment and the engineering labor market : a lagged-supply analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEconomicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFreiden, Alan N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMackay, Robert J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMeiselman, David I.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08012012-040402/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-08-01en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-08-01
dc.date.adate2012-08-01en_US


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