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    Measuring R&D Workers Using NCSES Statistics

    Background and Definitions

    The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Frascati Manual (Frascati) provides the international guidance on which the new R&D worker measure presented in this report is based. Frascati defines R&D personnel according to their R&D function, regardless of level of education, ...

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    Measuring R&D Workers Using NCSES Statistics

    Measuring R&D Workers Using NCSES Statistics

    Workers engaged in basic research, applied research, and experimental development (R&D) as a primary work activity (RD1) is the new National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) headline measure for R&D workers , which more closely aligns with international guidance than the prev...

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    Measuring R&D Workers Using NCSES Statistics

    NSCG Estimates of R&D Workers

    The NSCG offers the ability to take a broad approach to measuring R&D workers, and this was the approach used in developing the measure for past NCSES publications, which included workers engaged in R&D or design as a primary or secondary work activity (RDD2) (NSB 2019a). This approach produced t...

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    Measuring R&D Workers Using NCSES Statistics

    New NCSES Headline Measure for R&D Workers

    Workers engaged in basic research, applied research, and experimental development (R&D) as a primary work activity (RD1) is the new NCSES headline measure for R&D workers. This measure excludes design, which aligns more closely with international guidance; design as a work activity will continue ...

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    Measuring R&D Workers Using NCSES Statistics

    Total employment and R&D workers among those with a bachelor's degree or higher, by broad sector: 2015

    The National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG), sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation, provides data on the characteristics of U.S. college graduates, with a focus on those in the science and engineering workforce. ...

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    U.S. Employment Higher in the Private Sector than in the Education Sector for U.S.-Trained Doctoral Scientists and Engineers: Findings from the 2019 Survey of Doctorate Recipients

    Employed U.S.-trained SEH doctorate holders, by residence location, primary work activity, and employment sector: 2019

    In 2019, an estimated 1,148,800 individuals younger than 76 years of age worldwide held a research doctoral degree in a science, engineering, or health (SEH) field that was earned at a U.S. academic institution. A total of 1,008,950 (88%) of this group were residing in the United States in 2019. ...

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    U.S. Employment Higher in the Private Sector than in the Education Sector for U.S.-Trained Doctoral Scientists and Engineers: Findings from the 2019 Survey of Doctorate Recipients

    Employment Sector and Work Activities in the United States and Abroad

    In addition to differences in the broad sectors of employment across regions, there are marked international differences in the distribution of work activities across sectors, especially in performing research and development, which includes basic research, applied research, development, or desig...

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    U.S. Employment Higher in the Private Sector than in the Education Sector for U.S.-Trained Doctoral Scientists and Engineers: Findings from the 2019 Survey of Doctorate Recipients

    Work Activities by Doctoral Degree Field

    As noted above, 50% of U.S.-trained SEH doctorate holders whose primary work activity is R&D and who reside in the United States work in the business or industry sector. However, there are large differences depending on the doctoral degree field of the individuals. Figure 1 shows the degree field...