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Over 1,800 agricultural economics graduate students at 41 Ph.D. and master'sdegree granting institutions in the United States were surveyed to determine theirdemographic characteristics, academic motivations, financial assistance,scholastic output, and professional activities. Responses were received from 306Ph.D. degree-seeking students and 244 students pursuing masters degrees. Theyindicated career advancement potential was their most important reason forpursuing a graduate degree. Students choose among graduate programs largelybased on departmental reputation and financial assistance. Scholastic output andprofessional activities differ between top ranked and lower ranked graduateprograms, with graduate students at top ranked schools focusing on teachingactivities whereas students m lower ranked graduate programs emphasizedresearch and extension output.

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Institutional and Behavioral Economics

Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession

Issue Date: 2002-05

Publication Type: Working or Discussion Paper

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/140494

Total Pages: 18

Series Statement: Report No. 179

Record appears in: University of Nebraska - Lincoln > Department of Agricultural Economics > Reports





Autor: Mark, Darrell R. ; Daniel, M. Scott ; Lusk, Jayson L.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/140494?ln=en







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