ERIC Number: ED342669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 1989, Detailed Statistical Tables. National Science Foundation Surveys of Science Resources Series.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report presents data on the demographic and employment characteristics of the United State's doctoral scientists and engineers. This population consists primarily of individuals living in the United States who hold science or engineering doctoral degrees from U.S. institutions. Current estimates of the supply and utilization of doctoral personnel in science and engineering were developed from data collected in the 1989 Survey of Doctorate Recipients. In addition to the detailed statistical results of the 1989 survey, this report contains selected time-series data from previous biennial surveys. The time-series tables present data on the number of employed scientists and engineers by demographic characteristics such as citizenship, place of birth, and field of degree and employment-related characteristics such as occupation, sector of employment, median salary, and various labor force rates. Some tables in this report provide estimates for doctoral scientists and engineers employed in four year colleges and universities. In addition to general notes, this report includes detailed statistical tables, technical notes, and a copy of the survey instrument. The statistical tables section includes time-series, and employment and salary detail tables. The technical notes section contains information on survey methodology, coverage, concepts, definition, and sampling errors. (KR)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Employment Patterns, Engineering Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Research, Salaries, Science Education, Scientists
Division of Science Resources Studies, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550 (single copies).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For 1983 report, see ED 256 605.