Figure G-1. Female share of S&E postdoctoral fellows, by field: 1995 and 2005
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, 1995 and 2005.
Women accounted for one-third of S&E postdocs in S&E in 2005, up from 29% in 1995.
- Almost half (49%) of psychology postdocs, 46% of social sciences postdocs, and 40% of biological sciences postdocs were women.
- Roughly 20% or less of postdocs in computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences were women.
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- Table G-2. S&E postdoctoral fellows, by field and sex: 1998–2005 Excel PDF
This figure will be updated as new data become available. This figure was last updated October 2007.