ERIC Number: ED211326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Science and Engineering Degrees, 1950 Through 1980. Science Resources Studies Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Trends in science and engineering (S/E) bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees awarded from 1950 to 1970 are summarized in this report. Major findings demonstrate that: (1) the number of S/E degrees awarded annually is now below the levels reached in the early to mid-seventies and that this recent decline follows a long uptrend that began in the mid-fifties; (2) the S/E share of all degrees fell during the last decade in all degree levels and whereas S/E fields accounted for about 60% of all doctorates until 1969, they now account for only 50%; (3) women have earned an increasingly large share of S/E degrees at all levels since 1950; and (4) the trends in the number of degrees are affected by changes in the relevant populations (demographic factors) and also non-demographic factors. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document. Prepared in the Supply and Education Analysis Group.