Nature разразилось редакционной заметкой о бедных PhD. Сначала их сравнивают с карьерой футболистов ногами:
For his 2012 PhD thesis, the sociologist Chris Platts surveyed and interviewed more than 300 young footballers — aged 17 and 18 — at UK club academies who were hoping to pursue a career in the game. He told the newspaper The Guardian this month that just four of them currently have gained a professional contract. That’s a drop-out rate of 99%.
Что-то мне подсказывает, что у футболистов побольше зарплаты.
Затем жалуются на их душевное здоровье:
Another major point worth making from the 2017 survey is about mental health. More than one-quarter of the students who responded listed mental health as an area of concern, and 45% of those said they had sought help for anxiety or depression caused by their PhD. One-third of those got useful help from their institution (which of course means that two-thirds did not). Still, just 5% said no help was available there or elsewhere, which, given the general difficulty in accessing mental-health support in many countries, suggests that young people in the education system are perhaps better served than many outside it.
Не знаю как там в ихних Англиях, а у нас лечение таких ментальных простое: пинок под зад и домой в Хайдерабад. :)
Кто в Америке станет платить за их лечение? Может, в Европах действительно помягше? Или врут, и по сути все то же, только притворяются больше?