DESCRIPTION OF DATA USED FOR WORKFORCE PROJECTIONS

Table E-13 shows the data for U.S.-trained Ph.D.s. In Table E-13, the values in the rightmost columns are the average annual growth rates using the past 5 years of data (i.e., 2001 to 2006) and the past 7 years of data (i.e., 1999 to 2006). The numbers in these columns that are shaded gray are the annual growth rates used for those demographic groups in the workforce projections. To mitigate large changes, the smaller of the two annual growth rates is typically used, or the most reasonable value is used based on inspection.

TABLE E-13 Data for U.S.-Trained Ph.D.s

SOURCE: Data adapted from National Science Foundation Survey of Doctoral Recipients, 1995-2006.



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