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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 5: by Sex


 TABLE C-89.  FEMALE SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEES
            IN DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                  FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............|   6,374 |   6,792 |   7,363 |   7,987 |   8,453 |   9,287 |   9,920 |  10,826
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|   4,667 |   4,909 |   5,309 |   5,637 |   5,954 |   6,424 |   6,759 |   7,314
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|   4,518 |   4,738 |   5,134 |   5,432 |   5,717 |   6,174 |   6,478 |   6,980
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|     665 |     713 |     749 |     794 |     836 |     836 |     843 |     865
   ASTRONOMY .............................|      16 |      19 |      26 |      25 |      34 |      25 |      35 |      38
   CHEMISTRY .............................|     522 |     563 |     582 |     603 |     640 |     644 |     633 |     656
   PHYSICS ...............................|     124 |     126 |     137 |     162 |     158 |     162 |     169 |     165
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|       3 |       5 |       4 |       4 |       4 |       5 |       6 |       6
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|      63 |      85 |      70 |      94 |     111 |     154 |     163 |     172
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|       5 |       5 |       2 |       6 |      10 |      13 |      13 |      13
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|      31 |      48 |      43 |      61 |      57 |      80 |      76 |      76
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      16 |      24 |      21 |      25 |      34 |      51 |      62 |      71
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|      11 |       8 |       4 |       2 |      10 |      10 |      12 |      12
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|      32 |      37 |      28 |      30 |      29 |      26 |      33 |      55
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|      13 |      11 |      14 |       9 |      20 |      32 |      29 |      31
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|      99 |     110 |     133 |     138 |     131 |     157 |     171 |     191
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   3,329 |   3,450 |   3,801 |   3,991 |   4,205 |   4,594 |   4,874 |   5,279
   ANATOMY ...............................|     119 |     145 |     166 |     163 |     177 |     181 |     169 |     200
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     687 |     632 |     699 |     682 |     714 |     713 |     776 |     823
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     371 |     391 |     437 |     441 |     456 |     504 |     502 |     554
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|      33 |      27 |      39 |      35 |      33 |      51 |      68 |      73
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|      28 |      34 |      32 |      46 |      44 |      49 |      56 |      46
   BOTANY ................................|     130 |     145 |     132 |     139 |     156 |     157 |     163 |     202
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     305 |     302 |     352 |     461 |     469 |     480 |     538 |     629
   ECOLOGY ...............................|       6 |       8 |       8 |      16 |      16 |      24 |      19 |      26
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|      39 |      34 |      49 |      55 |      50 |      65 |      65 |      43
   GENETICS ..............................|     179 |     178 |     187 |     236 |     229 |     261 |     270 |     274
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     449 |     495 |     530 |     503 |     610 |     656 |     706 |     770
   NUTRITION .............................|      53 |      43 |      45 |      48 |      55 |      61 |      72 |      69
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     238 |     266 |     310 |     339 |     360 |     409 |     407 |     465
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     279 |     318 |     350 |     357 |     378 |     446 |     478 |     507
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     287 |     311 |     334 |     337 |     342 |     395 |     409 |     385
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|      68 |      55 |      69 |      59 |      59 |      62 |      59 |      64
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|      58 |      66 |      62 |      74 |      57 |      80 |     117 |     149
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|     192 |     216 |     209 |     221 |     237 |     249 |     227 |     243
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|     125 |     116 |     130 |     155 |     148 |     126 |     138 |     144
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|       2 |       3 |       7 |      10 |      10 |      10 |       9 |      12
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|      20 |      19 |      29 |      27 |      24 |      23 |      29 |      32
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|       5 |       0 |       3 |       4 |       3 |       5 |       5 |       9
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|       6 |      12 |       9 |       6 |       4 |       8 |       7 |       6
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|      18 |      15 |      12 |      15 |       5 |      10 |      14 |      11
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|      13 |      15 |      14 |      21 |      33 |      18 |      10 |      13
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|      46 |      33 |      34 |      39 |      41 |      30 |      35 |      29
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|       1 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       0 |       3 |       4
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|      14 |      18 |      22 |      33 |      27 |      22 |      26 |      28
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|     149 |     171 |     175 |     205 |     237 |     250 |     281 |     334
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|       4 |       3 |       3 |       4 |       4 |       4 |      11 |      11
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|       4 |       4 |       8 |       7 |       1 |       2 |       7 |       8
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|       7 |       4 |       4 |       4 |      10 |      13 |      14 |      21
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|      36 |      53 |      46 |      81 |      93 |      69 |      78 |      76
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|      12 |      19 |      29 |      14 |      22 |      21 |      14 |      27
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|      16 |      16 |      13 |      14 |      18 |      32 |      33 |      49
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|       3 |       3 |       6 |       5 |      13 |       8 |      11 |      11
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|       1 |       4 |       6 |       1 |       2 |       3 |      13 |      10
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|      11 |      18 |      14 |      16 |      22 |      20 |      18 |      27
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|      45 |      36 |      36 |      43 |      41 |      53 |      52 |      61
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|       3 |       5 |       4 |       4 |       3 |       1 |       2 |       6
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|       7 |       6 |       6 |      12 |       8 |      24 |      28 |      27
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   1,707 |   1,883 |   2,054 |   2,350 |   2,499 |   2,863 |   3,161 |   3,512
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   1,255 |   1,390 |   1,572 |   1,803 |   1,923 |   2,218 |   2,396 |   2,680
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|      18 |      22 |      18 |      25 |      25 |      26 |      41 |      74
 NURSING .................................|      44 |      27 |      32 |      20 |      25 |      26 |      38 |      45
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     105 |     135 |     140 |     144 |     146 |     139 |     164 |     179
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|      70 |      62 |      70 |      90 |      86 |      87 |     101 |     100
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|      16 |      17 |      13 |      15 |      21 |      24 |      26 |      17
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      37 |      44 |      43 |      34 |      46 |      43 |      50 |      58
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     162 |     186 |     166 |     219 |     227 |     300 |     345 |     359
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KEY:      N.E.C. = NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING