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ERIC Number: ED247084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Selected Characteristics of Persons in Engineering: 1978.
Palumbo, Thomas J.
Current Population Reports, Series P-23 n135 Jun 1984
This report is the seventh in a series of reports based on data collected in the 1978 National Sample of Scientists and Engineers survey. Profiled are the characteristics of 721,158 persons represented in the national sample's field of engineers. Characteristics are discussed under five headings: (1) composition (sex, age, regional/racial distribution); (2) education and training; (3) professional experience and growth of field, focusing on years of professional experience, field of engineering in 1976, and job mobility in 1978; (4) labor force participation; and (5) income, focusing on basic annual salary rate of full-time employed engineers in 1978. Text material is supplemented by statistical data presented in three text tables, three charts, and individual tables related to each of the five areas. Survey methodology (including questionnaire used and response rates) is provided in five appendices. Among the findings are indications of a predominantly male (99.6 percent), white (about 96 percent) sample with a median age of 47 years. In addition, 92 percent were in the labor force, and of those not in the labor force, 94 percent were retired. The 1978 basic salary rate of full-time employees was $27,275. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Employment Experience, Employment Level, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Personnel Data, Salaries
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.