A Survey from the Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs convincingly demonstrates that most neuroscience programs in the United States came into existence after 1970, with a majority appearing after 1980. This report seems to provide additional support for the claim that there was a structurally significant demographic boom in the neurosciences in the 1990s and afterwards. It would be extremely useful to gather sociological data on careers undergradutes studying neuroscience pursued if they chose not to go to graduate or medical school. The PDF is here. The blog threads are here and here.
Hat-tip: Max Stadler (who will be joining the Neuro Times editorial team soon).