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Women, Minorities and Persons wiht Disabilities
in Science and Engineering: 2002
Introduction Chapter 2: Undergraduate Enrollment Chapter 3: Undergraduate Degrees Chapter 4: Graduate Enrollment Chapter 5: Graduate Degrees Chapter 6: Employment Technical Notes Appendix Tables
Chapter Contents:
Trends in S&E employment, 1993-99
Labor force participation, employment, and unemployment
Occupations of scientists and engineers
Sector of employment
Nondoctoral scientists and engineers
Professional development activities
Salaries of employed scientists and engineers
Initial labor force experiences of recent graduates
A demographic profile: Age and family characteristics
Appendix Tables
List of Figures
Presentation Slides



Differences in participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering employment are rooted in differences in their current and historic participation in science and engineering education. As previous chapters show, the proportions of S&E degrees earned by women and minorities have increased over time. Because the S&E labor force is comprised of people who received their degrees from about the 1940s to the present and because women and minorities were a smaller percentage of earlier years' degree recipients, women and minorities are a smaller percentage of the labor force as a whole than they are of current degree recipients.

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