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December 09, 2003

More analysis of doctorates

I decided to combine tables 6 & 9 from the report noted in the previous post (as it was PDF I assume many readers didn't follow the link). These tables deal with:

1) The percentage of women in a given subfield (all)
2) The percentage of each race/ethnic group in a given subfield (U.S. citizens only)

With the proviso above that one data set includes non-citizens while the other does not, here is the correlation between sex (female) and each race in terms of their representation in the various fields:

-0.67 Asian
0.59 Black
0.32 Hispanic
0.36 Indian
-0.20 White
0.07 Other

You can double check me by downloading the excel file yourself. The only major thing that surprised me was that there are very few women in History (40%) compared to English, etc. (59%).

Field

% of Women (all

U.S. citizens who declared their race/ethnic group

Asian

Black

Hispanic

Indian

White

Other

All

Physics & astronomy

16.3%

48

18

21

2

513

10

612

Chemistry

33.6%

73

41

35

5

950

11

1115

Earth, atmospheric, & marine sciences

31.4%

10

5

13

0

422

9

459

Mathematics

28.9%

19

13

11

3

352

7

405

Computer science

20.8%

50

17

13

1

267

2

350

Engineering

17.5%

248

77

86

7

1392

22

1832

Biological sciences

44.7%

372

112

157

12

3023

47

3723

Health sciences

68.2%

55

66

29

3

940

12

1105

Agricultural sciences

30.8%

12

9

17

2

373

3

416

Psychology

66.8%

104

164

179

15

2186

36

2684

Anthropology

58.4%

10

21

22

6

306

8

373

Economics

27.7%

24

12

12

0

279

1

328

Political science/international relates

41.6%

16

36

27

2

412

5

498

Sociology

61.1%

17

41

21

7

334

10

430

Other social sciences

46.1%

23

41

20

2

406

6

498

History

39.9%

25

40

34

3

732

9

843

English language & literature

58.9%

25

45

28

5

688

17

808

Foreign language & literature

60.4%

13

10

82

2

311

1

419

Other humanities

49.0%

74

70

70

12

1718

43

1987

Teacher education

69.7%

4

21

9

3

167

1

205

Teacher fields

63.8%

9

50

20

2

407

7

495

Other eduation

66.3%

85

593

280

41

3416

60

4475

Business & management

38.2%

27

54

21

4

472

6

584

Communications

58.6%

5

30

10

0

219

6

270

Other professional fields

50.3%

16

57

15

7

424

4

523

Other fields

65.3%

0

1

1

0

11

0

13

Physics & astronomy

7.8%

2.9%

3.4%

0.3%

83.8%

1.6%

Chemistry

6.5%

3.7%

3.1%

0.4%

85.2%

1.0%

Earth, atmospheric, & marine sciences

2.2%

1.1%

2.8%

0.0%

91.9%

2.0%

Mathematics

4.7%

3.2%

2.7%

0.7%

86.9%

1.7%

Computer science

14.3%

4.9%

3.7%

0.3%

76.3%

0.6%

Engineering

13.5%

4.2%

4.7%

0.4%

76.0%

1.2%

Biological sciences

10.0%

3.0%

4.2%

0.3%

81.2%

1.3%

Health sciences

5.0%

6.0%

2.6%

0.3%

85.1%

1.1%

Agricultural sciences

2.9%

2.2%

4.1%

0.5%

89.7%

0.7%

Psychology

3.9%

6.1%

6.7%

0.6%

81.4%

1.3%

Anthropology

2.7%

5.6%

5.9%

1.6%

82.0%

2.1%

Economics

7.3%

3.7%

3.7%

0.0%

85.1%

0.3%

Political science/international relates

3.2%

7.2%

5.4%

0.4%

82.7%

1.0%

Sociology

4.0%

9.5%

4.9%

1.6%

77.7%

2.3%

Other social sciences

4.6%

8.2%

4.0%

0.4%

81.5%

1.2%

History

3.0%

4.7%

4.0%

0.4%

86.8%

1.1%

English language & literature

3.1%

5.6%

3.5%

0.6%

85.1%

2.1%

Foreign language & literature

3.1%

2.4%

19.6%

0.5%

74.2%

0.2%

Other humanities

3.7%

3.5%

3.5%

0.6%

86.5%

2.2%

Teacher education

2.0%

10.2%

4.4%

1.5%

81.5%

0.5%

Teacher fields

1.8%

10.1%

4.0%

0.4%

82.2%

1.4%

Other eduation

1.9%

13.3%

6.3%

0.9%

76.3%

1.3%

Business & management

4.6%

9.2%

3.6%

0.7%

80.8%

1.0%

Communications

1.9%

11.1%

3.7%

0.0%

81.1%

2.2%

Other professional fields

3.1%

10.9%

2.9%

1.3%

81.1%

0.8%

Other fields

0.0%

7.7%

7.7%

0.0%

84.6%

0.0%

Posted by razib at 03:46 PM