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Table E.9Demographic and Other Characteristics of US Life-Science PhDs, by 10-Year Cohort

FY 86-96 Doctorate RecipientsFY 76-85 Doctorate RecipientsFY 66-75 Doctorate Recipients
Total PhDs nWomen %Temp Res. %Planning Postdoc %Median Time to Degree yrsTotal PhDs nWomen %Temp Res. %Planning Postdoc %Median Time to Degree yrsTotal PhDs nWomen %Temp. Res. %Planning Postdoc %Median time to Degree yrs**
All doctorates709893623517.9511842513456.8426471514346.2
Women2569510018537.9128501009517.065791009416.2
Men45096025507.838334015436.836068015336.1
Minorities (US cit or perm.)2781400478.01324350337.2296*230287.2
Whites (US cit or perm.)43581390557.737813260506.69818*200406.1
US citizens & perm research52681390557.843051260496.835964160366.0
Temporary research16093280468.0675417100287.3586110100286.7
Top 26 institutions194364016597.7141873010546.7116032014436.0
Other institutions515533525487.9369972315426.9310441414316.2
*

Total for 1973-1975. Data on race/ethnicity is available only for 1973 to date. Percentage calculated with base years 1973 to 1975.

**

Median computed only for period 1970 to 1975.

Source: Survey of Earned Doctorates 1920-1996.

Total for 1973-1975. Data on race/ethnicity is available only for 1973 to date. Percentage calculated with base years 1973 to 1975.

Median computed only for period 1970 to 1975.

Source: Survey of Earned Doctorates 1920-1996.

From: E, Data Tables for Chapter 2

Cover of Trends in the Early Careers of Life Scientists
Trends in the Early Careers of Life Scientists.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Dimensions, Causes, and Implications of Recent Trends in the Careers of Life Scientists.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1998.
Copyright © 1998, National Academy of Sciences.

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