ERIC Number: ED108848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Immigrant Scientists and Engineers in the United States. A Study of Characteristics and Attitudes.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
The immigration of approximately 57,000 scientists and engineers to the United States during the 1966-70 period prompted questions as to the benefit to the United States, the implications for countries of origin, and the reasons behind the movement. This report is a broad survey of immigrant scientists and engineers conducted by the National Science Foundation and is essentially divided into two parts. Section 1 discusses the immigrants' appraisals of 17 factors deemed critical in leading to the immigration of scientists and engineers to the United States. Section 2 discusses how the immigrants' views of key aspects of living and working in the United States relative to their country of origin (e.g., social conditions and economic benefits) have changed since their entry into the United States. Complete technical notes, statistical tables, reproduction of covering letter, questionnaire and a list of occupations are also included. (Author/BR)
Descriptors: Engineers, Immigrants, Individual Characteristics, Labor Utilization, Research, Science Education, Scientists, Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 3800-00143, $1.25, domestic postpaid; $1.00, GPO Bookstore); ERIC/SMEAC, Ohio State University, 400 Lincoln Tower, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.