"... the impending shortage of scientists and engineers is one of the longest running hoaxes in the country" (Bracey, 2009).
Evidence Bracey continues to be right:
Salzman, H. and Lowell, L. 2008. Making the grade. Nature 453 (1): 28-30.
Salzman, H. 2013: “What Shortages? The Real Evidence About the STEM Workforce” Issues in Science and Technology (National Academy of Science policy magazine) Summer 2013 Hal Salzman
Salzman, H. 2009: “Will Science and Engineering Now Be a Good Career?” Commentary (2009) Education Week Lindsay Lowell & Hal Salzman
Salzman, H. and Lowell, L. 2011: “The Science and Technology Pipeline” (Commentary) Chronicle of Higher Education/
Hal Salzman, Daniel Kuehn, and B. Lindsay Lowell 2013: Guestworkers in the high-skill U.S. labor market: An analysis of supply, employment, and wage trends By | April 24, 2013 Briefing Paper #359 Economic Policy Institute http://www.epi.org/publication/bp359-guestworkers-high-skill-labor-market-analysis/
Teitelbaum, M. 2014. Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent. Princeton University Press.