Little wellbeing in being a temp 2

December 16, 2005

Ending jobs for life in academia would be a disaster as we would lose competitiveness: industry-style contracts would not lead to better research. As long as the US has jobs for life, the UK would be at a disadvantage. Why would top researchers go for less job security when as a policy it has worked well here and abroad? If job security were to end, I would return to the US immediately.

Thom Brooks
Newcastle University

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