Cover: Is American Science in Decline?, from Harvard University PressCover: Is American Science in Decline? in HARDCOVER

Is American Science in Decline?

Add to Cart

Product Details


$52.00 • £41.95 • €47.00

ISBN 9780674052420

Publication Date: 06/11/2012


240 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 21 graphs, 30 tables


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Evolution of American Science
  • 2. American Science and Globalization
  • 3. Why Do People Become Scientists?
  • 4. American Scientists: Who Are They?
  • 5. Public Attitudes toward Science
  • 6. Does Science Appeal to Students?
  • 7. Attainment of Science Degrees
  • 8. Finding Work in Science
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Census and American Community Survey Data
  • Appendix B: NCES Survey Data
  • Appendix C: NES, NSRCG, and IPEDS Data
  • Appendix D: Detailed Statistical Tables
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.