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In spite of the great gender disparities, some topics seem to be high on the list for girls as well as boys in most countries. In many countries, the situation has attracted political attention at the highest level, and, in some cases, projects and counter-measures are planned or put in operation. But by the end of the decade, the number of uninsured had again increased, as the economy softened and the number of people with employer-sponsored coverage decreased.

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Now all we need to do is decide what the mix is there. Not very long ago, scientists and engineers were considered heroes.

Book with titles such as The flight from science and reason Gross et al. There seems to be a broad agreement about the shortcomings of traditional curricula that still prevail in most countries.

See, for example, the influential Eurobarometer studies e. In addition, the teaching profession is becoming increasingly female, especially at the primary level For data, see, e. The search for universal laws and theories may encourage an image of science as abstract and unrelated to, and disconnected from, human needs and concerns. Smoking and obesity are among the major threats to health in the United States. No country has such a large difference between girls and boys on this particular item.

This image is, however, now the stuff of history, at least in the more developed countries. The listing is tentative, and it needs critical scrutiny and modification in each country. Contemporary science is different in a number of fundamental ways. Although managed care did restrain cost growth for a few years, the recent performance of individual health plans suggests that this will not be a major vehicle for future cost containment. The fall in recruitment has been particularly marked in physics and mathematics.

The institutions that undertake these studies are often government agencies for research and development, or research institutions from which the government may reasonably expect a degree of loyalty. They need broader perspectives and skills in order to cope with the kinds of challenges set out earlier in this chapter. Historically, disparities in access to health care and health outcomes were seen between insured and uninsured people. These trends would suggest a rapid increase in funding for long-term care and the development of alternatives to nursing homes.

Growing numbers of elderly people. The problems in recruitment are revealed by a range of objective and uncontroversial educational statistics. General claims about falling standards, however, do not seem to be justified. Without major new government spending, local health care systems will come under increasing financial pressure as the number of uninsured grows.

The problems in recruitment are revealed