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Table A.2.05. OECD: Percentage distribution of new entrants into advanced research programs, by field of education and country: 2009
Country Humanities,
arts and
education
Education Humanities
and arts
Health
and
welfare
Social
sciences,
business
and law
Services Engineering,
manufacturing
and
construction
Science   Life
sciences
Physical
sciences
Mathematics
and statistics
Computing Agriculture Not known
or
unspecified
OECD average 19.1 6.8 12.3 16.4 21.0 2.3 15.2 21.8   8.4 7.3 2.8 2.9 3.8 0.2
OECD countries                              
Australia 16.9 6.8 10.2 14.1 22.3 3.2 16.2 23.2   10.3 7.8 1.4 3.7 4.0 0.0
Austria 22.4 4.9 17.5 4.7 46.3 1.6 9.4 12.4   3.2 4.1 1.3 3.7 2.0 1.4
Belgium  
Canada  
Chile 18.9 6.1 12.8 9.7 11.9 1.7 15.9 34.1   16.4 14.3 3.0 0.3 8.0 #
Czech Republic 16.4 4.4 12.1 9.0 19.2 3.6 22.0 24.5   9.5 8.7 1.7 4.5 5.4 #
Denmark 9.8 # 9.8 23.8 10.8 # 25.0 20.3   # # 20.3 # 10.5 #
Estonia 21.2 3.6 17.6 6.1 20.3 2.8 19.5 25.8   9.3 9.3 0.6 6.6 4.2 #
Finland  
France  
Germany  
Greece  
Hungary 28.2 5.5 22.7 14.3 22.1 3.2 11.0 16.2   7.4 8.7 2.4 3.9 5.1 #
Iceland 22.9 11.9 11.0 19.3 22.9 0.9 5.5 25.7   12.8 9.2 3.7 # 2.8 #
Ireland  
Israel 27.4 9.2 18.1 8.8 17.4 7.8 36.8   21.2 10.3 2.7 2.7 1.9
Italy  
Japan 12.8 2.8 10.1 35.4 10.7 0.5 18.4 13.1 1 5.7 3.3
Korea 22.7 7.3 15.5 18.9 19.7 4.9 21.1 10.5   5.2 3.3 0.7 1.2 2.2 #
Luxembourg  
Mexico 30.2 22.3 7.8 8.9 29.3 2.2 8.3 17.6   6.2 8.2 2.2 1.0 3.5 #
Netherlands  
New Zealand 18.1 8.2 9.9 12.8 20.5 0.9 14.5 30.1   13.9 9.6 1.9 4.7 3.1 #
Norway 13.7 3.0 10.7 26.0 14.9 1.3 7.9 34.7   3.9 3.7 1.1 2.8 1.5 #
Poland  
Portugal 31.4 19.4 12.0 6.8 27.8 4.5 15.5 13.2   4.2 4.0 2.1 3.0 0.9 #
Slovak Republic 16.7 5.2 11.5 14.4 21.5 5.6 23.8 14.6   6.3 4.5 1.5 2.4 3.4 #
Slovenia 5.0 0.2 4.8 34.5 24.7 7.0 11.4 15.1   8.5 1.7 # 4.8 2.4 #
Spain  
Sweden 9.0 3.1 5.9 32.0 11.4 0.1 25.0 19.9   6.1 7.5 2.4 3.9 2.7 #
Switzerland 12.7 1.7 11.0 18.7 21.8 3.4 12.4 27.3   11.0 11.5 1.3 3.5 3.2 0.3
Turkey 25.1 11.2 13.8 11.2 23.7 1.5 15.5 16.0   3.5 7.9 2.6 2.0 7.3 #
United Kingdom 20.0 6.0 14.0 15.3 22.2 0.2 14.2 27.1   7.9 12.2 2.6 4.4 1.0 #
United States  
Non-OECD member countries                              
Argentina  
Brazil  
China  
India  
Indonesia  
Russian Federation  
Saudi Arabia  
South Africa  
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Science includes data for life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and computing.
NOTE: Humanities, arts and education includes the total percentage of data in the columns for education and humanities and arts. Science includes the total percentage of data in the columns for life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and computing. The following columns logically add to 100 percent: humanities; arts and education; health and welfare; social sciences, business and law; services; engineering, manufacturing and construction; science; agriculture; not known or unspecified. The indicated columns may not sum to 100 percent, due to rounding. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table A4.2c. Paris: Author.

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