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Figure E-9-1 Percentage of women receiving degrees and postdoctoral positions in the U.S.
Source: National Science Foundation and Department of Education.

With employment data from the AIP overlaid onto Figure E-9-1, Figure E-9-3 indicates that assistant professors in physics are hired at rates at or above the production rate of PhDs. This is especially apparent when one considers that the data for professors should be moved to the left on the graph to indicate the population of PhDs that feed this crop of professors.

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Figure E-9-2 Undergraduate degrees in physics adjusted for the changing demographics of the U.S. 100 percent indicates representation in line with US population fractions.
Source: Department of Education, IPEDS; US Census.



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