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Study Report

Study Number: AH-008-028-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of college graduates, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / National Science Foundation  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6880

Date Accessioned: 11/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 8

Comments: This study is on ICPSR Periodic Release 97003. The Periodic Release CD-ROM is a product designed for use on a Windows- or DOS-based personal computer and is intended for use as a means of data distribution. It may also be used within the Macintosh environment utilizing either system 7.0 and above or system 6.08 and the appropriate PC emulation software. The CD-ROM does not contain software for text or data searches, extraction or analyses. The files with the .EXE extension are self extracting files that were generated using Info-ZIP's ZIP compressor/archiver and PKWARE's ZIP2EXE utility for generating self-extracting files. Self-extracting files allow PC users to easily and quickly decompress and transfer the files to their equipment, usually a hard disk, without the need to install any extraction software locally. Files with .PDF extensions are provided as an electronic image file in Portable Document File (PDF) format. The PDF format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. A copy of Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Website at: 7/08 This CD-Rom is superseded because this study is available from ICPSR Direct.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison

Date Ordered: 11/1/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS data definition statements. Much of the available machine-readable documentation can be obtained freely via the ICPSR Web Site.

Abstract: The National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG) is a compilation of data on a large segment of the nation's scientists and engineers (S&Es). Information was elicited through a mail questionnaire. Five items were designated as ''critical,'' and questionnaires were considered ''complete'' only when valid responses existed for each of the five elements. These items included: (1) most recent degree and field of study associated with that degree, (2) respondent's occupation during the reference week or, if not working that week, the occupation associated with the last job held prior to the reference week, (3) respondent's labor force participation status during the reference week, (4) whether the respondent was living in the United States or one of its territories during the reference week, and (5) whether the respondent had at least a bachelor's degree as of April 1990. Demographic variables include age, race, and income.

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