ERIC Number: ED222376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
National Patterns of Science and Technology Resources, 1982.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
The National Science Foundation, in attempting to monitor the health of U.S. science and technology, assembles and analyzes comprehensive measures of the financial and human resources that various sectors (government, industry, academia, and other nonprofit institutions) devote to scientific and technological activities. This annual report presents a concise but comprehensive summary of this type of science and technical information. Following a summary highlighting discussions and data in the report, data on national perspectives of R&D resources and science/engineering personnel are discussed and summarized in various charts and graphs. Data presented in the section on national perspectives of R&D resources focus on the R&D effort and the national economy; R&D by national objective; the R&D/GNP ratio; basic research, applied research, and development; and international comparisons. Data presented in the section on science/engineering (S/E) personnel focus on employment trends, S/F labor market balance, sectoral patterns and trends, women and minorities, doctoral scientists and engineers, and labor market dynamics. Detailed statistical tables related to R&D resources (national perspective, federal government, industry, universities/colleges) and S/E personnel (current supply and utilization patterns of S/E population, doctoral scientists/engineers, dynamics of S/E labor market) are provided in an appendix. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Degrees (Academic), Development, Employment Patterns, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Females, Financial Support, Higher Education, Industry, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Research, Science Education, Sciences, Scientific Research, Scientists, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.