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Study Report

Study Number: AH-008-032-1-1-United States-NSF-1999

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: SESTAT, 1999.  [machine-readable data file] / National Science Foundation  [principal investigator(s)] / National Science Foundation  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: SESTAT99

Date Accessioned: 10/8/2002

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This CD was a gift from Dr. Nirmala Kannankutty at the National Science Foundation. You can visit SESTAT web site to learn more about this study and access its data using SESTAT Data Tool. Data files are available in SAS 6.12 (.SD2), SAS Transport, and ASCII format. To view the variables and questionnaires, you can open the mainpage.html page on the CD.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/24/2002

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook files, questionaires and SAS statements. They are in ASCII text, HTML and PDF formats. View the readme file for the contents of this CD-ROM.

Abstract: SESTAT is a comprehensive and integrated system of information about the employment, educational, and demographic characteristics of scientists and engineers (S&E) in the United States. In concept it covers those with a bachelor's degree or higher who either work in or are educated in science or engineering, although some data on the non-S&E are also included.

SESTAT was created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide data for policy analysis and general research. Maintained by the Division of Science Resource Studies within the NSF, SESTAT contains data from three NSF-sponsored demographic surveys: National Survey of College Graduates, the National Survey of Recent College Graduates, and the Survey of Doctorate Recipients. Each survey includes information for a distinct segment of the SESTAT target population. These surveys exclude people over 75 years of age, or not living in the US on the reference date, or those who are institutionalized. These surveys were conducted in 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999. The 1993 surveys include responses from about 200,000 individuals representing an S&E population of 11.6 million. The 1995 surveys include responses from about 105,000 individuals, representing 12.0 million scientists and engineers. The 1997 surveys include responses from about 100,000 individuals representing 12.6 million scientists and engineers. The 1999 surveys include responses from about 87,000 individuals representing 13.1 million scientists and engineers. The 1993 National Survey of College Graduates was a once-a-decade baseline survey in that it also covered the non-S&E population with a bachelor's or higher degree -- about 29 million people.

Users can find the following types of count and characteristics data for scientists and engineers for SESTAT, 1999: labor force information, professional activities, education, training, household, and demographics.

Media/File Reports:

7050 (CD-Rom)
7302 (CD-ROM)