Results from the Longitudinal Study of Astronomy Graduate Students

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Results from the Longitudinal Study of Astronomy Graduate Students

July 2015
Rachel Ivie

This talk was given at the 223rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, DC, in January of 2014. Using data from the second round of the Longitudinal Study of Astronomy Graduate Students (LSAGS), we examine differences between degree students who took postdocs after graduation and those who did not. The LSAGS is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (AST-1347723) and follows people who were in graduate school in astronomy in 2006-07. The first survey was conducted during 2007-08 and the second during 2012-13. We note differences between respondents who did and did not complete a postdoc including employment sector and attrition from astronomy.

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