TABLE G-2 Demographic Characteristics of Ph.D. Recipients in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

 

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

Total

2794

2897

2893

2743

2736

2610

2729

2507

2590

2482

2352

2357

2288

2268

2215

2261

2290

2273

2439

2411

2406

2434

2591

 

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Men

1899

1949

1860

1725

1623

1535

1568

1397

1385

1256

1187

1180

1133

1046

1030

1008

977

1031

1019

1042

1013

982

1012

 

68.0%

67.3%

64.3%

62.9%

59.3%

58.8%

57.5%

55.7%

53.5%

50.6%

50.5%

50.1%

49.5%

46.1%

46.5%

44.6%

42.7%

45.4%

41.8%

43.2%

42.1%

40.3%

39.1%

Women

895

948

1033

1018

1113

1075

1161

1110

1205

1226

1165

1177

1155

1222

1185

1253

1309

1236

1412

1362

1388

1444

1558

 

32.0%

32.7%

35.7%

37.1%

40.7%

41.2%

42.5%

44.3%

46.5%

49.4%

49.5%

49.9%

50.5%

53.9%

53.5%

55.4%

57.2%

54.4%

57.9%

56.5%

57.7%

59.3%

60.1%

Minorities a

114

130

129

139

157

149

141

158

147

144

152

144

126

147

139

169

182

157

183

188

221

200

219

 

4.1%

4.5%

4.5%

5.1%

5.7%

5.7%

5.2%

6.3%

5.7%

5.8%

6.5%

6.1%

5.5%

6.5%

6.3%

7.5%

7.9%

6.9%

7.5%

7.8%

9.2%

8.2%

8.5%

U.S. citizens

2464

2598

2554

2448

2440

2301

2389

2157

2220

2100

1975

1936

1819

1807

1684

1851

1869

1812

1964

1944

1915

1943

1927

 

88.2%

89.7%

88.3%

89.2%

89.2%

88.2%

87.5%

86.0%

85.7%

84.6%

84.0%

82.1%

79.5%

79.7%

76.0%

81.9%

81.6%

79.7%

80.5%

80.6%

79.6%

79.8%

74.4%

Permanent residents

75

76

81

79

79

86

68

66

67

49

72

77

87

74

70

72

97

94

104

128

137

137

117

 

2.7%

2.6%

2.8%

2.9%

2.9%

3.3%

2.5%

2.6%

2.6%

2.0%

3.1%

3.3%

3.8%

3.3%

3.2%

3.2%

4.2%

4.1%

4.3%

5.3%

5.7%

5.6%

4.5%

Temporary visas

190

168

154

133

147

138

150

131

163

177

164

163

153

172

222

235

267

294

301

283

276

263

253

 

6.8%

5.8%

5.3%

4.8%

5.4%

5.3%

5.5%

5.2%

6.3%

7.1%

7.0%

6.9%

6.7%

7.6%

10.0%

10.4%

11.7%

12.9%

12.3%

11.7%

11.5%

10.8%

9.8%

Planning postdoctoral study

349

392

441

480

444

459

465

409

469

444

434

493

459

459

406

438

495

488

532

555

567

521

486

 

12.5%

13.5%

15.2%

17.5%

16.2%

17.6%

17.0%

16.3%

18.1%

17.9%

18.5%

20.9%

20.1%

20.2%

18.3%

19.4%

21.6%

21.5%

21.8%

23.0%

23.6%

21.4%

18.8%

Median time to Ph.D. (in years) b

6.25

6.33

6.59

6.92

7.17

7.33

7.63

8.00

8.00

8.25

8.59

8.91

8.92

9.00

9.00

9.00

9.08

9.08

9.00

9.00

9.00

8.92

8.83

Median age at time of degree

30.42

30.58

30.83

30.83

31.42

31.75

32.08

32.34

32.75

33.00

33.42

34.00

34.33

35.00

34.75

34.67

35.00

34.83

34.92

34.34

34.50

33.91

33.38

a African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans; tabulations include U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

b From entry into graduate studies.

SOURCE: Data are from the Survey of Earned Doctorates.



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