ERIC Number: ED244819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Minority Women in Science--A Statistical View. National Network of Minority Women in Science.
Hall, Paula Quick; Malcom, Shirley M.
This document presents a statistical profile of minority women in science based on unpublished 1980-81 data from the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, and from the Scientific Manpower Commission. Areas examined include numbers of minority scientists and engineers, academic degrees, secondary and college participation, employment rates, employment status, and salaries. Among the findings are those indicating that: (1) in 1981 there were 4,809 minority women doctoral scientists and engineers; (2) in most fields minority women are a larger percentage of new doctorates (1980-81) than they are of the existing United States doctoral population (1981); (3) 94 percent of minority women undergraduate students and 93.5 percent of graduate students are majoring in disciplines other than science or engineering (SE); (4) employment rates of SE Ph.D's show lower full-time rates and higher rates of unemployment for all minority groups when compared with those of white scientists; and in every racial and/or ethnic category men are more likely than women to be employed outside academe. It is indicated that additional studies are needed and that the scarcity of data disaggregated by race and sex makes it difficult to accurately determine current status or assess changes. (JN)
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Engineering, Engineers, High Schools, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Salaries, Sciences, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Sex Differences, Statistical Data, Women Scientists
Office of Opportunities in Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.