Chapter 1:

Introduction


Organization of Report

Chapter 2 focuses on precollege mathematics and science education, including factors influencing science and mathematics achievement, course taking, test scores, and attitudes toward science and engineering.

Chapter 3 examines undergraduate education as preparation both for careers and for graduate education. This chapter presents data on trends in enrollments and degrees in 2- and 4-year colleges and universities and college course taking patterns.

Chapter 4 addresses graduate enrollment, degrees, and financial support. It presents data on trends in enrollments and degrees, primary source of support in graduate school, and time to completion of PhD.

Chapter 5 examines employment patterns including unemployment, full- and part-time employment, and employment by field and sector. It also focuses separately on academic and nonacademic employment.


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