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Is it all worth it? The experiences of new PhDs on the job market, 2007-2010

Brooke Helppie McFall, Marta Murray-Close, Robert J. Willis, Uniko Chen

NBER Working Paper No. 20654
Issued in November 2014

---- Acknowledgements ----

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Sloan Foundation's Scientific & Engineering Workforce Program, the Eva L. Mueller New Directions in Economics and Demography Fund, and the A. Regula Herzog Young Investigators' Fund. We are thankful for feedback from Charlie Brown, David Lam and Miles Kimball about the Job Seekers Project and its surveys, and we thank Martha Bailey, Trivellore Raghunathan, Jeffrey Smith, and Matthew Shapiro for comments and feedback about this paper. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article forthcoming in The Journal of Economic Education, 2014. Reprinted by permission of Taylor & Francis LLC, http://www.tandfonline.com/

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Robert J. Willis ----

The primary sources of support for my research are from National Institutes of Health grants U01AG0009740 and P01AG026571. In addition, in the recent past I have received grants from Social Security Administration through the Michigan Retirement Research Center, from the Sloan Foundation and from Pfizer.

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