Table 5-14
SEH doctorate holders with academic employment in postdoc position, by demographic group: Selected years, 1973–2008
(Percent distribution)
 
Demographic group 1973 1983 1993 2003 2008
 
Sex          
Female 16.7 30.1 30.8 37.6 39.4
Male 83.3 69.9 69.2 62.4 60.6
           
Race/ethnicity          
White 85.7 81.9 68.4 63.1 57.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.9 13.3 27.1 30.6 33.9
Underrepresented minority 2.4 4.8 4.5 7.0 8.3
 
Place of birth          
United States 82.5 81.7 60.9 57.0 53.9
Foreign 17.5 18.3 39.1 43.0 46.1
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Academic employment limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, excluding those employed part time who are students or retired. Underrepresented minorities include blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. Asian/Pacific Islander includes Pacific Islanders through 1999 but excludes them in 2001–08.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, and 2008 Surveys of Doctorate Recipients.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012