ERIC Number: ED230389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Science, Engineering, and Humanities Doctorates in the United States: 1981 Profile.
Maxfield, Betty; And Others
This report provides information on the demographic characteristics and employment status of recipients of doctoral degrees granted from June 1980 to January 1983 (who were residing in the United States in February 1981). Information was collected on 39,547 of the 63,022 individuals in the survey sample, yielding a response rate of 63 percent. Chapter 1 consists of analyses of doctorates in the sciences and engineering, which includes the broad fields of mathematics, computer science, physics/astronomy, chemistry, earth/environmental sciences, life sciences (agriculture, medical, and biological), psychology, and social sciences. Chapter 2 includes analyses of doctorates in the humanities fields of art history, classical languages, English/American literature, history, modern languages/literature, music, philosophy, speech, and "other humanities." Data are provided for: doctoral population by field; field mobility by employed Ph.D.s; academic position by cohort, field of doctorate, and sex; tenure status by field, sex, and age; and for geographic differences in employment status. Data are also provided by field of doctorate for: demographic characteristics; employment status; type of employer; primary work activity; median annual salary by sex and years since doctorate; and for median annual salary by sex and type of employer. Survey questionnaire and supporting documentation are included in appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Engineering, Higher Education, Humanities, Labor Market, Mathematics, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, Salaries, Sciences, Sex Differences, Tenure
Survey of Doctorate Recipients Project, OSEP, JH612, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC 20418 (free, while suppy lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
Note: For earlier edition (1977) see ED 156 036.