ERIC Number: ED404168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Women and Underrepresented Minority Scientists and Engineers Have Lower Levels of Employment in Business and Industry.
Davis, Abiola C.
SRS Data Brief, v1996 n14 Dec 31, 1996
This data brief summarizes the employment patterns of women and minority (Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians) scientists and engineers in the public and private sectors according to level of education. Among scientists and engineers with bachelor's degrees, underrepresented minorities were least likely to be employed in a private for profit company in 1993 compared with their representation in the general population. Underrepresented minorities with bachelor's degrees in science and engineering were the most likely of any group to be employed in government while women were less likely to be employed in government. Among scientists and engineers who held doctoral degrees, higher percentages of women and underrepresented minorities were employed in universities or 4-year colleges than any other demographic group in 1993. Asian doctoral scientists and engineers were more likely to be employed in the private, for-profit sector than all other groups. Of scientists and engineers with doctoral degrees, less than 13% of women and approximately 17% of underrepresented minorities were computer/math scientists or engineers. (PVD)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Business, Disabilities, Doctoral Degrees, Engineering, Females, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Private Sector, Public Sector, Scientists, Surveys
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.