ERIC Number: ED343540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Doctorate Recipients: 1979, 1984, and 1989. E.D. TABS.
Chan Kopka, Teresita L.
This report on doctorate recipients presents detailed data (90 percent of the document) from the 1979, 1984, and 1989 Surveys of Earned Doctorates. Aggregate data for academic years 1966 to 1989 are displayed in table 1 to show the changes in the number of education and total doctorate degrees covered by the survey. Data from other tables show the demographic characteristics of doctorate recipients such as sex, age, race/ethnicity, marital status, and citizenship; as well as the program areas and fields of specialization in education; the personal background characteristics of dependents and educational attainment of parents; and economic variables, including sources of support during graduate study, amount of debt outstanding at time of graduation, and postgraduation employment status. Among the survey findings highlighted are the following: (1) among 11 program areas, education registered the highest percentage share of doctorates in the years under study, but its share is shrinking from 23.6 percent to 18.3 percent over the most recent 3-year period; (2) 10 or more years elapsed from year of baccalaureate to year of doctorate for 56.8 percent of 1989 graduates with 90.1 percent of education recipients taking this amount of time; (3) 50 percent of the 1989 doctorate recipients planned to work in academe and another 17.9 percent planned to work in industry; and (4) 26.1 percent of doctorate recipients were non-U.S. citizens. (GLR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
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