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ERIC Number: ED523768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Education Supports Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM. ESA Issue Brief #05-11
Beede, David; Julian, Tiffany; Khan, Beethika; Lehrman, Rebecca; McKittrick, George; Langdon, David; Doms, Mark
US Department of Commerce
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workers are essential to American innovation and competitiveness in an increasingly dynamic and global marketplace. In this report, the authors examine demographic disparities in STEM education and find that educational attainment may affect equality of opportunity in these critical, high-quality jobs of the future. This report follows an analysis of labor market outcomes and gender disparities among STEM workers. The authors find that regardless of race and Hispanic origin, higher college graduation rates are associated with higher shares of workers with STEM jobs. But non-Hispanic Whites and Asians are much more likely than other minority groups to have a bachelor's degree. By increasing the numbers of STEM workers among currently underrepresented groups through education everyone can help ensure America's future as a global leader in technology and innovation. Appended are: (1) Table 1: Detailed STEM occupations and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC); and (2) Table 2: Detailed STEM undergraduate majors. (Contains 9 figures, 2 tables, and 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economics and Statistics Administration (DOC)
IES Cited: ED565641