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Careers of Doctorate Holders

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A document of June 28, 2013, published by the OECD and presenting an analysis of the labour market and mobility indicators generated by the second large-scale data collection on Careers of Doctorate Holders (CDH). Authors: Auriol, L., M. Misu et R. A. Freeman.

The "Careers of Doctorate Holders: Analysis of Labour Market and Mobility Indicators", result of a joint project by the OECD, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Eurostat, provides an overview of the key statistical and analytical findings that draw on data from the second international CDH of data collection conducted in 2010 (the first one dated from 2006).

25 countries participated in this survey: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United States.

This paper particularly focuses on the analysis of the labour market and employment patterns of doctorate holders, as well as on two main specificities of this market and this population: the employment in research; the mobility both across sectors and at the international level.

As France did not participate in the CDH project, few data are available in the report relating its situation. For more information on this country, you can refer to the "L'état de l'emploi scientifique en France" (scientific employment situation in France) survey which has just been published on the website of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (see also the article of August 7, 2013 on the ABG's website).