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dc.contributor.authorFitzenberger, Bernden_US
dc.contributor.authorLeuschner, Uteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-20T16:44:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-20T16:44:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-321929-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56034-
dc.description.abstractAcademic careers in Germany have been under debate for a while. We conduct a survey among postdocs in Germany, to analyze the perceptions and attitudes of postdocs regarding their research incentives, their working conditions, and their career prospects. We conceptualize the career prospects of a postdoc in a life-cycle perspective of transitions from academic training to academic or non-academic jobs. Only about half of the postdocs sees strong incentives for academic research, but there is quite a strong confidence to succeed in an academic career. Furthermore, postdocs who attended a PhD program show better career prospects and higher research incentives compared to others. Academic career prospects and motivation are strongest for assistant professors. Apart from this small group, however, postdocs report only a small impact of the university reforms of the last decade. Female postdocs show significantly higher research incentives but otherwise we find little gender differences. Finally, good prospects in non-academic jobs are not associated with a reduction in the motivation for research.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 12-020en_US
dc.subject.jelA11en_US
dc.subject.jelA29en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelI23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ49en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPostdocsen_US
dc.subject.keywordAcademic Career Prospectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordResearch Incentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordUniversity Reformsen_US
dc.titleUp or out: Research incentives and career prospects of postdocs in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn688731988en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:12020-
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