TABLE A-1.1 Number of Employed S&E Doctorates (1960-89 graduates), by Field of Doctorate and Demographic Characteristics, 1993

Demographic Characteristics

Total

Biological Sciences

Engineering

Mathematics & Computer Sciences

Physical Sciences

Psychology

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

Total

228,442

100.0

68,432

100.0

49,854

100.0

19,306

100.0

68,586

100.0

22,265

100.0

Gender

Male

194,889

85.3

52,186

76.3

48,201

96.7

17,146

88.8

62,661

91.4

14,695

66.0

Female

33,553

14.7

16,246

23.7

1,653

3.3

2,159

11.2

5,925

8.6

7,570

34.0

Race/Ethnic Group

White

200,015

87.6

62,150

90.8

39,016

78.3

17,126

88.7

60,941

88.9

20,782

93.3

Asian or Pacific Islander

21,085

9.2

4,034

5.9

9,434

18.9

1,519

7.9

5,788

8.4

309

1.4

African American

3,077

1.3

1,158

1.7

535

1.1

24 1

1.2

579

0.8

563

2.5

Hispanic

3,584

1.6

927

1.4

728

1.5

359

1.9

1,109

1.6

461

2.1

American Indian

682

0.3

163

0.2

140

0.3

61

0.3

169

0.2

149

0.7

Underrepresented Minorities

7,343

3.2

2,248

3.3

1,403

2.9

661

3.4

1,857

2.6

1,173

5.3

Disability Status

Disabled

1,484

0.6

289

0.4

264

0.5

199

1.0

517

0.8

216

1.0

Not Disabled

226,958

99.4

68,142

99.6

49,591

99.5

19,107

99.0

68,069

99.2

22,049

99.0

NOTE: This table is limited to individuals who were U.S. citizens in 1993, working in a field closely or somewhat related to their Ph.D. field. Disabled persons are defined as individuals who have severe difficulty seeing, hearing, walking, and/or lifting or are unable to perform these tasks. The underrepresented minorities include African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians.

Source: 1993 Survey of Doctorate Recipients



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