TABLE 6 Reasons for Working Part-Time as Reported by Science and Engineering Ph.D.s, by Field of Doctorate, 1995 (in percent)

 

Field of Doctorate

Reasons for Working Part-Time

All Fields

Computer Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Chemistry

Physics and Astronomy

Earth/Atmospheric/Marine Sciences

Agricultural/Environmental Sciences

Biological Sciences

Health Sciences

Social Sciences

Psychology

Engineering

Total Employed Part-Time (No.)

27,700

*

*

2,400

1,500

*

*

4,000

*

4,200

9,500

2,500

Retired or Semi-Retired

32.8

*

*

50.3

51.6

*

*

40.7

*

31.3

19.0

41.3

Student

1.7

*

*

2.0

0.0

*

*

4.4

*

1.9

0.9

0.6

Family Responsibilities

25.1

*

*

6.9

8.2

*

*

23.8

*

21.6

40.3

9.3

Ill/Disabled

2.1

*

*

0.3

0.0

*

*

1.1

*

2.4

3.6

1.3

Suitable Job Not Available

22.3

*

*

28.5

34.6

*

*

21.5

*

26.3

15.5

31.5

No Need or Desire for Full-Time Work

35.7

*

*

31.1

28.4

*

*

30.3

*

27.9

42.6

33.5

Other Reason

13.3

*

*

12.2

9.3

*

*

12.6

*

17.8

12.4

10.2

NOTE: Percentages may total more than 100 because multiple answers were allowed.

*Too few cases to estimate.

SOURCE: National Research Council/National Science Foundation, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 1995.



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