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Labor market, economics, Ph.D., non-tenure track, salary, tenure track


This year, the survey questionnaire was sent to 362 organizations. Questionnaires were returned by 190 (52.5 percent) for a response rate that was slightly higher than the 1998-99 survey response rate of 51.7 percent. Of this year's responses, 139 (73.2 percent) were from those who responded to last year's survey; 51 (26.8 percent) came from new respondents. Among the academic institutions responding, the highest degree offered was: Ph.D.- 46.3 percent; Master - 17.9 percent; Bachelor - 28.9 percent. The remaining 5.3 percent did not indicate their highest degree offered. Two of the responders were non-academic organizations. The responses are reported for all respondents (including non-academic institutions and schools that did not report "highest degree offered"), and separately for Ph.D. degree-granting institutions and for schools whose highest degree offered is the Bachelor or Master degree. Data for institutions in the National Research Council's Research Doctorate Report, 1995, are reported as a subset of Ph.D. degree-granting schools. They are referred to as the Top 30.