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Survey of Natural and Social Scientists and Engineers (SSE), 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
education; engineering industry; natural sciences; occupations; social sciences; training; workers
  • Abstract

    This longitudinal study provides information on workers engaged in natural science, social science, engineering, and related occupations. Respondents were interviewed in 1982, 1984, 1986, and 1989. Questions were asked on education and training both on and off the job, employment status and job characteristics, marital status and presence of children at home, and physical disabilities or limitations.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe consists of persons identified in the 1980 Census as being in one of several scientific or engineering occupations and as having certain educational and occupational characteristics. These characteristics include having completed four years of college (two years for engineering fields), having been a member of the civilian labor force within the past five years, and having the most recent job fall into one of the designated scientific or engineering occupations.
Stratified systematic sample.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9504 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • Campbell, Scott. Interregional migration of defense scientists and engineers to the Gunbelt during the 1980s. Economic Geography.69, (2), 204 -1993.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1991): Survey of Natural and Social Scientists and Engineers (SSE), 1989. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.