Table 5-15
S&E doctorate holders employed in academia reporting research as primary or secondary activity, by degree field: Selected years, 1973–2006
(Percent)
 
Degree field   1973   1983   1993   2006
 
All fields   69.7   59.5   70.2   67.3
Physical sciences   73.7   64.9   71.4   68.1
Mathematics   70.1   55.8   61.3   65.9
Computer sciences   NA   80.0   80.0   69.9
Life sciences   74.5   69.8   76.0   69.8
Psychology   59.8   50.0   59.6   58.3
Social sciences   61.1   45.8   66.0   65.4
Engineering   72.6   61.9   75.8   72.3
 

NA = not available

NOTES: Research includes basic or applied research, development, and design. Physical sciences include earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, special tabulations (preliminary data for 2006). See appendix tables 5-17 and 5-26.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008