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dc.contributor.authorKinoshita, Timothy J.en
dc.contributor.authorKnight, David B.en
dc.contributor.authorBorrego, Mauraen
dc.contributor.authorBortz, Whitney E. Wallen
dc.description.abstractThis study examines differences across demographic subgroups in the phenomenon of recent doctoral recipients seeking work but having no job offers for employment. Gender and race/ethnicity have been identified as two characteristics with considerable issues of representation in a number of science and engineering fields, particularly at the doctoral level. Using the NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates dataset, which includes over 298,000 respondents in the biological sciences, engineering, and physical sciences since 1977, we use logistic regression modelling to examine the likelihood of doctoral recipients having no offers at the time of graduation as a function of race, gender, family and funding variables. We find that across the fields of biology, engineering, and physical sciences, women and underrepresented minorities have a higher prevalence of having no job offers, but this relationship has notable interaction effects for family variables and doctoral program funding mechanism. Importantly, marital status accounts for differences in job offers between genders that deserves further exploration.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation, Division of Graduate EducationNational Science Foundation (NSF) [1535226, 1535462]; National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation (NSF) [DGE-1535226, DGE-1535462]en
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dc.titleIlluminating systematic differences in no job offers for STEM doctoral recipientsen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering Educationen
dc.description.notesThis research was funded via two grants from the National Science Foundation, Division of Graduate Education: (DBK;#1535226 & MB; #1535462). More information on the funding source can be found at funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.; This research was funded by the National Science Foundation through grants DGE-1535226 and DGE-1535462. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions in this article are the authors' and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.en
dc.title.serialPLoS Oneen

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