Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-008-034-1-1-United States-NSF-2001

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of doctorate recipients, 2001: SESTAT public use files.  [machine-readable data file] / National Science Foundation. Division of Science Resources Studies  [principal investigator(s)] / National Science Foundation  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: SDR2001

Date Accessioned: 12/12/2006

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data file is in SAS XPORT, SAS system and ASCII formats. Data files are stored in SDR01 subdirectory.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 10/17/2006

Documentation: Summary document file and survey instrument are in PDF format; data dictionary/SAS name cross-walk file is in MS Excel format, SAS setup files are provided also.

Abstract: The Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) gathers information from individuals who have obtained a doctoral degree in a science, engineering or health field. The SDR is conducted every 2 years and is a longitudinal survey that follows recipients of research doctorates from U.S. institutions until age 76. This group is of special interest to many decision makers, because it represents some of the highest educated individuals in the U.S. workforce. The SDR results are used by employers in the education, industry, and government sectors to understand and to predict trends in employment opportunities and salaries in science and engineering (S&E) fields for graduates with doctoral degrees. The results are also used to evaluate the effectiveness of equal opportunity efforts. NSF also finds the results important for internal planning, because most NSF grants go to individuals with doctoral degrees. Information about labor force particpation, edcation experiences, and demographics is included in this surey. This survey is also a component of the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), which provides data on the total number and characteristics of individuals with training or employment in science and engineering (S&E) in the United States. For more information about SDR, please visit SESTAT.

Media/File Reports:

7056 (CD-ROM)