Looking at the uses and abuses of high-talent manpower in the United States, Dael Wolfle analyzes the ways in which this country produces, distributes, and utilizes its vital human resources. He examines changing trends in academic and professional supply and demand, and advocates long range administrative planning in order to avoid overspecialization and wasteful use of the professional labor force. To this discussion Dr. Wolfle brings twenty-five years' experience as a psychologist and student of the changing needs for and uses of high talent manpower. Basing his analysis on data from the disciplines of sociology, education, psychology, economics, and management he offers his cautionary conclusions to stimulate thought and provoke action.
Originally published in 1971.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. v
- Foreword, pg. vii
- Acknowledgments, pg. ix
- Introduction, pg. 1
- 1. The Ecology of Specialization, pg. 11
- 2. The Changing Demand for College Graduates, pg. 38
- 3. The Return on Educational Investments, pg. 72
- 4. Who Goes to College, pg. 102
- 5. Mobility, pg. 125
- 6. Problems and Policies for the Future, pg. 167
- Index, pg. 201