Profile of the AAG Membership, 2008
 
Table 1. AAG Membership by Sex and Highest Degree Attained, 20081
 
Female
Male
Not Reported
Total
 
Number
Percent2
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Bachelors
648
18.32
939
15.57
3
0.58
1,590
15.77
Masters
1,215
34.35
1,660
27.52
5
0.97
2,880
28.57
Doctorate
1,196
33.81
2,840
47.08
29
5.65
4,065
40.32
Undetermined3
478
13.51
593
9.83
476
92.79
1,547
15.34
Total
3,537
100.00
6,032
100.00
513
100.00
10,0824
100.00
  1. Because many individuals list anticipated degrees in the database, degree totals include only cases where date of degree has passed (that is, up to and including 2008). Data reflect actual membership on 12/31/2008.
  2. This is the percentage of each sex holding a particular type of degree.
  3. This category includes cases where degree was not reported or highest degree was not clear.
  4. Discrepancies in total membership numbers between these tables and previously published figure of 10,396 arise from database accounting inconsistencies.

Table 2. AAG Membership by Sex and Employment Category, 2008
Employment Type
Female
Male
Not Reported
Total
 
Number
Percent1
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
College/University 2
586
26.03
1,651
73.35
14
0.62
2,251
22.33
K12 3
9
47.37
10
52.63
0
0
19
0.19
Student
454
43.28
591
56.34
4
0.38
1,049
10.40
Federal Government
48
28.07
119
69.59
4
2.34
171
1.70
State/Local Government
27
21.95
96
78.05
0
0
123
1.22
Other Government
5
41.67
7
58.33
0
0
12
0.12
Military
0
0
13
100.00
0
0
13
0.13
Nonprofit
28
53.85
22
42.31
2
3.85
52
0.52
Research Center
17
27.87
44
72.13
0
0
61
0.61
Private Industry
49
30.82
107
67.30
3
1.89
159
1.58
Staff
71
62.28
15
13.16
28
24.56
114
1.13
Self-Employed
21
36.84
36
63.16
0
0
57
0.57
Unemployed
18
60.00
12
40.00
0
0
30
0.30
Retired
38
12.34
267
86.69
3
0.97
308
3.05
Not Reported
2,166
38.25
3,042
53.72
455
8.03
5,663
56.17
Total
3,537
35.08
6,032
59.83
513
5.09
10,082
100.00
  1. For sex-specific categories, this value represents the percent of the employment category filled by the specified sex (e.g. 43.28 percent of those who reported the mselves as students were female).  For “Total” percent, this value represents the percent of the total membership falling into a specified employment category.
  2. This category includes faculty and researchers affiliated with colleges, universities, and community colleges.
  3. This category includes teachers and administrators at the elementary and secondary levels.
 
Table 3. AAG Membership by Sex and Race/Ethnicity, 2008
Category
Female
Male
Not Reported
Total
 
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Number
Percent
Asian
416
11.76
599
9.93
2
0.39
1017
10.09
African American
83
2.35
151
2.50
1
0.19
235
2.33
Hispanic
124
3.51
184
3.05
0
0.00
308
3.05
Native Alaskan
1
0.03
2
0.03
0
0.00
3
0.03
Native American
14
0.40
20
0.33
0
0.00
34
0.34
Pacific Islander
10
0.28
15
0.25
0
0.00
25
0.25
White, Non-Hispanic
1,900
53.72
3,061
50.75
9
1.75
4,970
49.30
Not Reported
989
27.96
2,000
33.16
501
97.66
3,490
34.62
Total
3,537
100.00
6,032
100.00
513
100.00
10,082
100.00

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