ERIC Number: ED230438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Science and Engineering Doctorates: 1960-81. Special Report.
Dyer, Sharon E.
Detailed statistical data on earned doctoral degrees for 1960-1981 are presented for science/engineering (S/E) fields, although non-S/E fields (such as the humanities) are represented. These data are reported in 10 charts and 15 tables. In addition to total S/E doctorates earned, data in charts address major field, sec, racial/ethnic identity for 1975 and 1981. citizenship status, trends in academic employment commitments, postgraduation employment commitments by sector, proportion of new doctorates employed within field of degree, and proportion of new doctorates obtained in same fields as that of baccalaureate. Among the data included in tables are: new doctorates by subfield and sex, by subfield and citizenship, by subfield and race; median age of doctorates by major field and sex; distribution on non-U.S. citizens by country of citizenship and major field; median-lapsed time between receipt of baccalaureate and doctoral degree; field-switching between baccalaureate and doctoral degree by field; doctoral distribution by state of Ph.D.-granting institution, major field, sex; distribution of doctorates conferred at top 100 doctorate-producing institutions by field and sex; distribution of doctorates by state of high school last attended and state of doctorate-granting institution; top 300 baccalaureate institutions of doctorates by major field; and new doctorates with definite postgraduation employment/study commitments by major field and citizenship status. (JN)
Descriptors: Citizenship, College Science, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Patterns, Engineering, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Mathematics, Science Education, Sciences, Sex Differences, Statistical Surveys
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550 (Single copies free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.