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Table 411. -  Percent of graduate degrees awarded in science: Selected countries, 1985, 1990, and 1991
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        Country        |   All science   |Natural sciences |Math and computer|   Engineering
                       |     degrees     |                 |    science      |
                       |_________________|_________________|_________________|_________________
                       |1985 |1990 |1991 |1985 |1990 |1991 |1985 |1990 |1991 |1985 |1990 |1991
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           1           |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  | 11  | 12  | 13
_______________________|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____|_____
Australia .............| --- | --- |13.9 | --- | --- | 9.6 | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | 4.3
Austria ...............|43.3 |37.7 |37.4 |14.2 |12.3 |13.4 | 7.3 | 4.6 | 6.1 |21.7 |20.8 |17.9
Canada ................|19.7 |20.0 |19.7 | 7.5 | 7.8 | 7.7 | 2.8 | 3.4 | 3.4 | 9.4 | 8.8 | 8.7
Denmark ...............|16.0 |22.2 |22.9 | 4.1 | 5.8 | 5.4 | 2.7 | 4.8 | 4.5 | 9.2 |11.6 |13.0
Finland ...............|47.6 |30.6 |29.2 |24.0 |14.7 |12.4 | 6.3 | 5.4 | 4.6 |17.2 |10.5 |12.2
                       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
Germany\1\ ............|27.7 |33.2 |33.9 |18.7 |23.5 |23.3 | 1.8 | 2.3 | 2.2 | 7.2 | 7.4 | 8.4
Ireland ...............|31.4 |34.5 |28.4 |18.9 |19.5 |15.7 | 2.6 | 5.8 | 4.1 | 9.9 | 9.3 | 8.6
Japan .................|50.1 |54.6 |54.2 | 9.5 | 9.5 | 9.5 | --- | --- | --- |40.5 |45.1 |44.7
Netherlands ...........| --- |28.9 |29.9 |20.6 |17.7 |16.7 | --- | 1.5 | 1.6 | 7.5 | 9.7 |11.6
New Zealand ...........|45.1 |22.6 |19.3 |24.6 |13.8 |11.5 | 5.4 | 4.7 | 3.6 |15.1 | 4.0 | 4.2
                       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
Norway ................|40.1 |33.4 |33.8 |17.9 | 8.0 | 7.9 | 3.5 | 2.1 | 2.5 |18.7 |23.3 |23.4
Spain .................|35.6 |26.9 |26.6 |28.6 |19.7 |19.1 | 1.8 | 1.4 | 2.5 | 5.1 | 5.7 | 5.0
Sweden ................|48.0 |48.5 |44.4 |21.2 |19.4 |15.1 | 6.8 | 9.2 | 8.2 |20.0 |19.9 |21.1
Switzerland ...........|30.7 |30.2 |32.6 |20.3 |22.0 |23.1 | 2.8 | 1.7 | 1.8 | 7.6 | 6.5 | 7.6
Turkey ................|35.8 |24.0 |21.7 | 6.6 | 7.6 | 6.4 | 2.8 | 3.3 | 2.8 |26.3 |13.2 |12.4
United States .........|13.5 |14.5 |13.8 | 4.5 | 4.2 | 3.8 | 2.8 | 3.4 | 3.2 | 6.3 | 6.9 | 6.7
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\1\Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
---Data not available.

SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, unpublished data. (This table was prepared May 1995.)


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