ERIC Number: ED241321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.
Crowley, Michael; And Others
This statistical review is the second in a biennial series mandated by Public Law 96-516. This report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the participation of women and minorities in science and engineering (S/E) employment and training, is divided into three chapters. The first chapter focuses on the representation of women and minorities in S/E employment and differences in employment characteristics between sex and racial groups independent of the overall employment levels. The second chapter considers measures that indicate underutilization of those with scientific and engineering skills, with particular attention to differences between the sexes or among racial/ethnic groups. The third chapter examines the acquisition of scientific and engineering skills, highlighting differences in academic coursework, performance on achievement tests, and undergraduate and graduate degree production. Data within each chapter are presented first for women and then for racial minorities and Hispanics. The physically handicapped in science and engineering are also considered in the first chapter. Among the findings reported are those indicating that despite substantial gains over the past decade, women and minorities are still underrepresented in S/E employment and training, and that their rates of participation in precollege science and mathematics courses and in undergraduate and graduate S/E education are lower than those of men. The appendix includes 77 statistical tables. (JN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.