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June 3, 1975
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Approved For Release 00/09/11 : CIA-RDP79-00798AO*500130008-1 y;..,`~~\ DOMEST'r ' 11'ECTION DIVISION Intellibehhce Information Report This mah.ioI .onto~ns :nfo.n-aeon off.cNng $. No??nnnl De '- of .'. U-?..d aa..s .. .HIn the mooning of ,h. Espronog1 town. Tale I. U S C Sec. 7DJ o'.1 7c4. th. tr nnsm hdan o. ....brion of ..hith ?n any manner to on ~noorb??ted pawn s p.oh.o?rod by k... DIRECTORATE OF OPERATIONS C-o-N-F-I-D-E-r:-T-I-A-L 25X1 A COUNTRY USSR DCD REPORT NO. SUBJECT Preliminary US-Soviet Exchange of Data DATE DISTR. 3 JU.1 7 J on Manpower Training and Utilization for Comparison of Methodologies NO. PAGES 25X1A 25X1X DATE OF INFO. March 1975 an~a5pt'ibt' 1. During the meetings of the Joint Group of Experts In the Field of Science Policy in Moscow in September 1974 members of Subgroup III (Manpower Training and Utilization) agreed to exchange information which would provide some insight into methods used in each country to compile statistics on the training and utilization of manpower. The US accordingly scot data to the Soviets in November 1974, and the Scvi^_ts sent some t tcrial to the US in March 1975. (Collector's Note: As of early May 1975 the Soviet material was still In the process of being translated and had not yet been seen by Source.] ?. It is anticip-:ed that the Soviet material will contain more figures on university graduates t-' degree fields than by present employment, and it is doubtful that the figures will provide much information on how the rubles are expended. It is further anticipated.4that there will be problems in interpreting the Soviet data because of differences in their classifications of manpower. For example, in the US people are classified in terms of jobs they are actually doing regardless of what their training might have been. But in the USSR the census lists people according to the field in which they did their academic work, regardless of what they are actually doing: if a person graduates in the field of chemistry he is listed as a chemist for the rest of his life whether he is employed as a chemist or not. 3. The material provided by the Soviets is not expected to contain any very meaningful information on the current manpower situation in the USSR since it was agreed that in this particular exchange of data each side would work up one sample year which would do onstrate the methods of compiling such data. The sample year selected by the USSR could thus be 1961, 1965 or some other year, and it would not necessarily contain current information. The exchange of data at this juncture is regarded merely as a procedural step to explain definitions, sampling techniques, bases of classification and so forth. It will be useful in the long ran as a oasis for future discussions and comparisons, but it will not be"of use for purposes outside the study for which it was intended. Approved For Release 2000/09/11 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000500130008-1 Approved For Release J0/09/11 : CIA-RDP79-007964500130008-1 L C-O- N- F- I-D- E- N-T- I- A- L 4. There has already been considerable "slippage" in the schedule originally established for the work of the joint group. Since this work has not been given top priority by either country it is possible that more delays may occur. It seems very doubtful that the work will be completed by the summer of 1976, which was the original target date. Approved For Release 2000/09/11 : CIA-RDP79-00798A000500130008-1 Approved For ReI009/11 : CIA-RDP79-OO-OA00050.0130008% 5,