Table 5-15
S&E doctorate holders employed in academia who received Federal support, by degree field: 1981, 1991, and 2001
(Percent)
 
Degree field 1981 1991 2001
All fields 42.8 50.3 45.4
Physical sciences 50.4 56.6 53.2
Mathematics 21.3 34.5 31.9
Computer sciences 29.7 49.4 47.2
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 50.2 66.2 64.1
Life sciences 59.6 65.5 56.6
Psychology 32.7 34.7 34.3
Social sciences 21.8 28.4 21.5
Engineering 51.0 63.2 56.8
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, special tabulations. See appendix table 5-32.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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