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Human Resources Statistics Program

The Human Resources Statistics Program (HRS) is responsible for data on the educational system and the Nation's science and engineering (S&E) workforce and characteristics of those participating in education and workforce activities. HRS compiles data from SRS surveys and from other national sources and also analyzes data from special studies to produce the biennial congressionally mandated report Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. The program has responsibility for two annual and three biennial surveys:

HRS derives core data on scientists and engineers from three biennial surveys. During the 1990's, these surveys have been conducted in 1993, 1995, and 1997.

Results from these three surveys are combined in a comprehensive system of data about scientists and engineers. Known as SESTAT (Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System), the system includes data on education, occupation and demographic and other background characteristics. (See writeup on SESTAT in "Electronic Dissemination" section, on page 4.)

Occupational (SOC) data by detailed industry (SIC) are obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Survey. Administratively collected data on immigrant scientists and engineers are assembled from Immigration and Naturalization Service records.

The program also assembles and publishes statistics on education and the workforce from other agencies. Regular reports provide data on degrees earned in science and engineering fields and on special topics such as Foreign Participation in U.S. Science and Engineering and Undergraduate Origins of Science and Engineering Doctorates.

Staff collaborate with the National Center for Education Statistics on surveys of higher education institutions; data on precollege science and mathematics education; and taxonomies of disciplines, institutions, and racial/ethnic categories. Staff work with the U.S. Bureaus of the Census and Labor Statistics, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and other Federal agencies to obtain data and to develop and prepare reports on aspects of the nation's S&E workforce.

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Detailed Statistical Tables  top

Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States:  
  1995 97-319
  1993 96-302
Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates:  
  1995 97-333
  1993 96-309
Immigrant Scientists and Engineers: 1993 96-322
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering:  
  Fall 1996 98-307
  Fall 1995 97-312
Science and Engineering Degrees:  
  1966-95 97-335
  1966-94 96-321
Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients:  
  1989-95 97-334
  1987-94 96-329
  1985-93 95-330
Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards: 1966 97-329
Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians in Nonmanufacturing Industries: 1993 96-332
Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians in Trade and Regulated Industries: 1994 98-305

Selected Data Tables top

Selected Data on Science and Engineering Doctorate Awards:  
  1995 96-303
  1994 95-337

Special Reports  top

Undergraduate Origins of Recent (1991-95) Science and Engineering Doctorate Recipients 96-334
Who is Unemployed? Factors Affecting Unemployment Among Individuals with Doctoral Degrees in Science and Engineering 97-336
Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 1996 96-311

Data Briefs  top

"Graduate Enrollment of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise" 98-302
"S&E Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Women Increase Overall, but Decline in Several Fields" 97-326
"Doctoral Awards Increase in S&E Overall, but Computer Science Declines for First Time" 97-325
"Services Sector S&E Employment Rises, Then Falls Sharply As Engineering and Technician Jobs Are Cut" 97-322
"Major Declines in Admissions of Immigrant S&Es in FY 1994" 97-311
"Graduate Enrollment Drops for the Second Year in a Row" 97-303
"Women and Underrepresented Minority Scientists and Engineers Have Lower Levels of Employment in Business and Industry" 96-331
"Recent Engineering Graduates Out-Earn Their Science Counterparts" 96-327
"Non-U.S. Citizens are 40 Percent of S&E Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities in 1995" 96-315
"Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Racial/Ethnic Minorities in Science and Engineering Increase From 1990-94" 96-314
"Graduate Enrollment in Science and Engineering Decreased by 1 Percent in 1994" 96-312
"Science & Engineering Doctorate Awards Are at an All-Time High" 96-307
"Nonmanufacturing S&E Employment Continues to Increase, But at Slower Rate" 95-343
"More S&E Bachelor's Degrees Are Being Earned by Racial/Ethnic Minorities" 95-329
"Immigration of Scientists and Engineers Increased Slightly in 1993, Despite Decline in Immigration Overall" 95-327
"National Database of Undergraduate Curriculum Available" 95-313
"Employment Status of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates Varies by Level and Field of Degree" 95-308

Issue Briefs  top

"Ph.D. Unemployment Trends: Cause for Alarm?" 97-318
"Is the Gender Gap In Unemployment Disappearing?" 97-323

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