Will the Job Market Ever Get Better?

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Science  03 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5433, pp. 1517-1519
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5433.1517

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The slew of reports on the scientific job market in recent years tend to be heavy on hearsay and opinion, mixed with data that are often incomplete or out of date. But although predictions of scientific supply and demand are notoriously unreliable, there are trends that contain both good and bad news for postdocs.