Coping with researchers' labour market problems through public policy: the case of the Spanish Ramón y Cajal Programme

Octubre 2003
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP) CSIC, Working Paper 2003-15

Luis Sanz-Menéndez

This paper presents a government policy initiative aimed to increase the number of researchers in the Public Research Sector and to cope with the problem of employability and stabilisation of people holding a PhD and working in research in Spain and abroad. The paper explains the way in which policy makers link problems and solutions and presents a policy case that deals with Spain’s main problems in S&T human resources, in the context of a policy sequence.