Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

Professional Women and Minorities: A Total Human Resources Data Compendium

Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

Professional Women and Minorities: A Total Human Resources Data Compendium

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Professional Women and Minorities: A Total Human Resources Data Compendium, 15th edition; Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington, DC; 2004; $135 (CPST nonmembers) or $100 (member) from CPST, 1200 New York Ave., NW, Suite 390, Washington, DC 20005. www.cpst.org

This collection of education, employment and demographic data shows that:

* In science and engineering (S&E) fields, women have more than doubled their proportion of earned bachelor's degrees over the last 35 years. In 1967, they earned 25 percent of the S&E baccalaureates; by 2001, they earned 50.6 percent. In the natural sciences and engineering, which includes engineering, the physical, math, computer, environmental and life sciences, women's proportion of earned baccalaureates also more than doubled--39 percent in 2001, up from 17 percent 35 years earlier. At the Ph.D. level, while women earned over 45 percent of all doctorates awarded in 2002, their proportion of S&E doctorates was only 37. …

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