BOX 1-1

Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACS

American Community Survey

AHS

American Housing Survey

B&B

Baccalaureate and Beyond Survey

CAPI

computer-assisted personal interviewing

CATI

computer-assisted telephone interviewing

CNSTAT

Committee on National Statistics

CPS

Current Population Survey

HREP

Human Resources Experts Panel

MAF

Master Address File

NESARC

National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

NLS

National Longitudinal Survey

NSCG

National Survey of College Graduates

NSF

U.S. National Science Foundation

NSRCG

National Survey of Recent College Graduates

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

PSID

Panel Study of Income Dynamics

S&E

science and engineering

SDR

Survey of Doctorate Recipients

SED

Survey of Earned Doctorates

SESTAT

Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System

SIPP

Survey of Income and Program Participation

SRS

Division of Science Resources Statistics, U.S. National Science Foundation

WMPD

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Report

The three surveys are coordinated to provide complete coverage of the science and engineering workforce every 2-3 years.

For more than 25 years, NSF obtained a sample frame for identifying the target population for the NSCG from the list of respondents to the decennial census long form who indicated that they had earned a bachelor’s or higher degree. The probability that an individual was sampled from this list was dependent on both demographic and employment characteristics. The source for the sample frame will no longer be available because the census long form is being replaced as of the 2010 census with the continuous collection of detailed demographic and other information in the new American Community Survey (ACS).



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