Definition: Total stock of qualified manpower
Research and development
Total stock of qualified manpower comprises the total number of persons with the necessary qualifications for personnel in categories "scientists and engineers" and "technicians", regardless of economic activity (production, S&T activities, the professions, no gainful employment, etc.), age, sex, nationality or other characteristics, present in the domestic territory of a country at a given reference date.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), "The measurement of scientific and technological activities; manual on the measurement of human resources devoted to S&T; Canberra Manual", OECD, Paris, 1995, p. 71