ERIC Number: ED105781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Minority Groups Among United States Doctorate-Level Scientists, Engineers, and Scholars, 1973.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.
This report is intended to provide statistical data that may be useful to organizations undertaking affirmative action programs with respect to minority groups. Its data are limited to the doctoral level (PhD, EdD, ScD and equivalent) but do not include such professional degrees as MD, DDS, DVM, or JD. It includes data on Blacks, Orientals, American Indians, and Latins (the latter term covering such groups as Mexican-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, Chicano), but it does not aim to include all possible minority groups within the U.S. population. There are no policy interpretations or recommendations included in this report. The literature review in the current report is very brief, limiting itself to other studies concerned with minority groups at the doctorate level that aim at an assessment of the numbers of persons in such groups. Almost 4,000 of the PhD's of fiscal 1973 in the U.S. were members of minority groups but only 37 percent of these were U.S. citizens. The Orientals were the predominant group, followed by Blacks, Latins, and American Indians, in that order. Appendices include estimation techniques, direct and indirect, and minority group estimates from incomplete data. A selected 11-item bibliography is included. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Blacks, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Scholarship, Spanish Americans, Statistical Data, Surveys
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.