ERIC Number: ED079058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Scientists, Engineers, and Physicians From Abroad, Trends Through Fiscal Year 1970.
Gannon, Joseph; Stewart, Christine C.
A report on the influx of scientists, engineers, and physicians from abroad is presented to assess recent trends in terms of numbers, occupations, and national backgrounds. Both immigrant and nonimmigrant components are included. Descriptions are made in connection with migration patterns, aliens adjusted to immigrant status, demographic characteristics, source regions, work activities, employment, sex differences, and citizenship. The sharp increase in immigrants over the 1965 level is described as a result of the October 1965 level is described as a result of the October 1965 ammendments of the immigration law. Information on nonimmigrants shows an increase of scientist and engineer numbers from 5,300 in 1965 to 6,100 in 1970; an increase of science and engineering students from 56,800 in 1967 to 72,100 in 1970; and a 222 percent increase of doctorate recipients between 1960 and 1970. About 8 percent of all scientists in the National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel in 1970 are found to be foreign-born. Besides statistical data and technical notes, a list of science resources publications is included. (CC)
Descriptors: Demography, Engineers, Foreign Students, Immigrants, Labor Utilization, Migration Patterns, Occupations, Physicians, Resource Materials, Scientists
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 3800-00128, $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.