ERIC Number: ED295865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Humanities Doctorates in the United States: 1985 Profile.
Maxfield, Betty D.; Brown, Prudence
This report, based on the results of the fifth biennial survey of humanities doctorate recipients, describes the demographic and employment characteristics of humanities Ph.D.s who received their degrees between January 1942 and June 1984 and were residing in the United States in February 1985. The number of humanities Ph.D.s in 1985 was estimated to be 90,600, 6.3 percent above the 85,200 estimated for 1983. Of these, 83,300 were in the labor force, 6.9 percent above the 77,900 estimated for 1983. The survey variables include the field of the doctorate, year of Ph.D., gender, racial/ethnic group, and citizenship. The report covers: (1) doctoral population by field; (2) employment; (3) median annual salary; and (4) academic employment. The appendices include a survey of the questionnaires; sampling frame, sampling error, and response rates; weighting procedure; and fields of employment. Among the findings were that of those who achieved the rank of full professor, the percentage for men was approximately twice that for women (45.3 percent versus 23.8 percent respectively). (NL)
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, College Faculty, Data Collection, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Educational Research, Humanities, Questionnaires, Research Reports, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Studies, Surveys
Survey of Doctorate Recipients, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.