A Challenge of Numbers: People in the Mathematical Sciences

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A Challenge of Numbers describes the circumstances and issues centered on people in the mathematical sciences, principally students and teachers at U.S. colleges and universities. A healthy flow of mathematical talent is crucial not only to the future of U.S. mathematics but also as a keystone supporting a technological workforce. Trends in the mathematical sciences' most valuable resource--its people--are presented narratively, graphically, and numerically as an information base for policymakers and for those interested in the people in this not very visible, but critical profession.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction and Historical Perspective
1
2 The US Labor Force and Higher Education
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3 College and University Mathematical Sciences
19
4 Majors in Mathematics and Statistics
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5 Mathematical Scientists in the Workplace
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6 Issues and Implications
73
Bibliography
75
Appendix Tables
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