ERIC Number: ED427956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 1995 Profile.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
This report profiles the demographic and employment characteristics of doctorate-level scientists and engineers in the United States. The data presented were collected through the 1995 Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR). The purpose of the SDR is to estimate the number of people holding research doctorates from U.S. institutions in science and engineering who reside in the United States and to characterize their demographic and employment patterns. The report is organized as follows: chapter 1 describes the size and composition of the doctorate-level scientist and engineer population including such characteristics as gender, race/ethnicity, citizenship, and age; chapters 2 and 3 profile the employment status of these doctorates in 1995; chapter 4 focuses on postdoctoral appointments held by doctoral scientists and engineers; chapter 5 discusses second jobs held; chapter 6 presents data on changes in employment for the population since 1993; chapter 7 presents data on articles published, papers presented at conferences, and inventions patented by doctoral scientists and engineers; and chapter 8 describes professional development activities. Appendices include information on SDR research methods, a copy of the survey cover letter and questionnaire, definitions of terms, lists of Ph.D. fields studied, and occupation codes. (WRM)
Descriptors: Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Employment Patterns, Engineering Education, Engineers, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Population Trends, Postdoctoral Education, Professional Development, Science Education, Scientists, Tables (Data)
National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Resources Studies, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 965, Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies.