News of the WeekEconomic Recovery

When Counting Jobs Isn't Enough

Science  06 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5954, pp. 783
DOI: 10.1126/science.326_783a

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Summary

Keeping track of the number of jobs created and saved by the $787 billion stimulus package is a staggering challenge for the Obama Administration. It's also extra work for grant recipients, who must report how they're spending the money and its impact on scientific employment. A federal pilot project launched this summer aims to increase the accuracy of the count and reduce the burden on U.S. research universities. If it succeeds, it could also lead to a better way of tracking how federal investments in science affect the country's long-term economic health.