ERIC Number: ED205394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Selected Characteristics of Persons in Physical Science: 1978.
Palumbo, Thomas J.; And Others
Current Population Reports, Special Studies Series P-23 n 108 Nov 1980
Statistical information, based on the 1978 survey in a series of biennial surveys known as the National Sample of Scientists and Engineers, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and conducted by the Bureau of the Census is presented. Individuals in the field of physical sciences are profiled, including chemists, physicists and astronomers, and other physical scientists. Statistics in tabular form are provided which describe the composition, education and training, professional experience and growth of the field, labor force participation, and income of these scientists. Appendixes provide: (1) definitions and explanations; (2) a discussion of the reliability of the estimates and standard errors of totals and percentages; (3) a sample of the questionnaire and reference lists; (4) sources of data from the items of the questionnaire; and (5) response rates of the participants. (CS)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Chemistry, College Science, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Engineering Education, Government Publications, Higher Education, Income, Job Analysis, National Surveys, Physical Sciences, Physics, Professional Occupations, Professional Personnel, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientists, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: Contains occasional small print in Tables.