Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey

Results by Gender, All Institutions

Survey results by gender for all institutions aggregated together. Excludes respondents who indicated that they were not in fact a postdoc (question RE25 in "Your Postdoc")

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Page 9: Your Life

"Your Life" contains information about the postdoc's housing, family, and finances.

YL01. What is your current marital status? [More details]
  Men Women
1 = Married 62.6% (2351 / 3758) 55.4% (1562 / 2817)
2 = Partnered 7.5% (283 / 3758) 9.5% (267 / 2817)
3 = Widowed ≤1.0% (≤38 / 3758) ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2817)
4 = Separated/Divorced 2.7% (103 / 3758) 4.2% (118 / 2817)
5 = Single, never married 25.5% (959 / 3758) 29.0% (817 / 2817)
6 = Prefer not to answer 1.6% (62 / 3758) 1.7% (48 / 2817)
 
YL02a. Is your spouse/partner employed? [More details]
Note: Asked of married/partnered postdocs
Condition: YL01=1 or YL01=2 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 57.6% (1381 / 2399) 87.1% (1409 / 1617)
2 = No 40.8% (978 / 2399) 11.1% (180 / 1617)
3 = Prefer not to answer 1.7% (40 / 2399) 1.7% (28 / 1617)
 
YL03. Do you have any children? [More details]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 37.3% (1401 / 3756) 28.6% (804 / 2816)
2 = No 61.0% (2293 / 3756) 69.9% (1969 / 2816)
3 = Prefer not to answer 1.7% (62 / 3756) 1.5% (43 / 2816)
 
YL02b. Is your spouse/partner employed at {survey.getInstitution().getNameAbbrev()}? [More details]
Note: Asked of married/partnered postdocs (The text {survey.getInstitution().getNameAbbrev()} is replaced by the name of the participating institution when the survey is administered)
Condition: YL02a=1 [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 30.6% (421 / 1378) 27.2% (380 / 1398)
2 = No 68.3% (941 / 1378) 71.7% (1003 / 1398)
3 = Prefer not to answer 1.2% (16 / 1378) 1.1% (15 / 1398)
 
YL04. How many children do you have in the following age ranges? [More details]
Note: Asked of postdocs with children
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]
 
How many children do you have in the following age ranges?
YL04A. 0-4 [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 1.2   1.2  
Standard deviation 0.7   0.5  
 
How many children do you have in the following age ranges?
YL04B. 5-9 [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 0.6   0.5  
Standard deviation 0.6   0.6  
 
How many children do you have in the following age ranges?
YL04C. 10-14 [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 0.4   0.3  
Standard deviation 1.0   0.5  
 
How many children do you have in the following age ranges?
YL04D. 15-19 [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 0.1   0.2  
Standard deviation 0.4   0.4  
 
How many children do you have in the following age ranges?
YL04E. 20 and older [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 0.1   0.3  
Standard deviation 0.3   1.0  
 
YL05. How many of your children live with you? [More details]
Note: Asked of postdocs with children
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]
  Men Women
Mean 1.4   1.4  
Standard deviation 0.7   0.7  
 
YL06. Thinking about the past 12 months, please estimate your average monthly childcare expenses? [More details]
Note: Asked of postdocs with children
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YL03=1 [?]

Include day care, before and after school care, or any other care that allows you to work.


  Men Women
Mean 1584.4   2970.6  
Standard deviation 3225.2   5458.9  
 
YL13. What is your monthly housing expense (rent/mortgage). [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
Please list family household expense if appropriate.
  Men Women
Mean 1271.7   1328.8  
Standard deviation 1784.3   1436.5  
 
YL14. How many people live with you? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
Include both roomates and family members.
  Men Women
1 = 0 22.7% (351 / 1546) 27.9% (309 / 1107)
2 = 1 35.8% (554 / 1546) 40.3% (446 / 1107)
3 = 2 22.2% (343 / 1546) 16.3% (180 / 1107)
4 = 3 12.3% (190 / 1546) 9.1% (101 / 1107)
5 = 4 3.9% (61 / 1546) 3.3% (37 / 1107)
6 = 5 or more 1.5% (23 / 1546) 1.4% (16 / 1107)
7 = Prefer not to answer 1.6% (24 / 1546) 1.6% (18 / 1107)
 
YL16. How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the amount of time you are able to spend with your family? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  Men Women
1 = Very dissatisfied 9.4% (145 / 1538) 10.2% (112 / 1102)
2 = Somewhat dissatisfied 27.4% (422 / 1538) 29.1% (321 / 1102)
3 = Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 15.0% (231 / 1538) 13.7% (151 / 1102)
4 = Somewhat satisfied 25.2% (388 / 1538) 25.9% (285 / 1102)
5 = Very satisfied 15.3% (235 / 1538) 15.1% (166 / 1102)
6 = Don't know 4.4% (67 / 1538) 2.8% (31 / 1102)
7 = Prefer not to answer 3.3% (50 / 1538) 3.3% (36 / 1102)
 
YL17. Has being a postdoc impacted your plans to do the following? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
 
Has being a postdoc impacted your plans to do the following?
YL17A. Get married [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 24.0% (348 / 1452) 21.8% (229 / 1050)
2 = No 76.0% (1104 / 1452) 78.2% (821 / 1050)
 
Has being a postdoc impacted your plans to do the following?
YL17B. Have children [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 40.7% (600 / 1475) 48.7% (525 / 1079)
2 = No 59.3% (875 / 1475) 51.3% (554 / 1079)
 
Has being a postdoc impacted your plans to do the following?
YL17C. Buy a house [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  Men Women
1 = Yes 59.6% (888 / 1491) 57.0% (613 / 1075)
2 = No 40.4% (603 / 1491) 43.0% (462 / 1075)
 
YL18. What is your total annual income (including spouse/partner's annual income) before taxes? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
Report in US dollars.
  Men Women
3 = $30,000-$39,999 28.2% (435 / 1540) 24.5% (271 / 1106)
4 = $40,000-$49,999 21.2% (327 / 1540) 15.1% (167 / 1106)
5 = $50,000-$59,999 9.2% (141 / 1540) 6.2% (69 / 1106)
8 = $80,000-$89,999 6.9% (106 / 1540) 9.0% (99 / 1106)
16 = Prefer not to answer 7.5% (115 / 1540) 8.0% (89 / 1106)
6 = $60,000-$69,999 7.5% (116 / 1540) 7.1% (79 / 1106)
7 = $70,000-$79,999 7.2% (111 / 1540) 7.3% (81 / 1106)
9 = $90,000-$99,999 2.9% (44 / 1540) 5.2% (57 / 1106)
10 = $100,000-$109,999 2.2% (34 / 1540) 3.9% (43 / 1106)
2 = $20,000-$29,999 2.8% (43 / 1540) 2.6% (29 / 1106)
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