Although labor market conditions almost certainly prevent some graduates who are interested in an academic career from obtaining a faculty position, we find that a substantial share of PhD students lose interest in an academic research career for reasons other than labor market conditions.
—Economists Michael Roach and Henry Sauermann, in a recently published analysis, which found that although 80 percent of US PhD students were interested in pursuing an academic career at the start of their program, 25 percent had lost interest in academia just three years later (PLOS ONE, September 18)
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