Table 5-17
SEH doctorate holders with academic employment in postdoc position, by demographic group: Selected years, 1973–2010
(Percent distribution)
 
Demographic group 1973 1983 1993 2003 2010a
 
Sex
Female 16.7 30.1 30.8 37.6 39.0
Male 83.3 69.9 69.2 62.4 60.5
 
Race/ethnicity
White 85.7 81.9 68.4 63.1 54.9
Asian or Pacific Islander 11.9 13.3 27.1 30.6 36.6
Underrepresented minority 2.4 4.8 4.5 7.0 7.1
 
Place of birth
United States 82.5 81.7 60.9 57.0 51.0
Foreign 17.5 18.3 39.1 43.0 49.0
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health.

a Data for 2010 include all U.S.-trained doctorate recipients who lived or worked in the United States on the survey date. These data correct for a slight undercount in prior years, when some U.S.-trained doctorate recipients who either planned to live abroad or were living abroad were excluded.

NOTES: Academic employment is limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, medical schools, and university research institutes, excluding those employed part time who are students or retired. Underrepresented minorities include blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians or Alaska Natives. Asian or Pacific Islander includes Pacific Islanders from 1973–93 but excludes them from 2003–10.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2013) of the 2003 and 2010 Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

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