[Equal] New study about the underrepresenation of women in science
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Thu Feb 10 12:40:01 CET 2011
Understanding current causes of women's underrepresentation in science
Please note this very interesting article that was just published in PNAS.
A new study by researchers at Cornell University, "Understanding Current Causes of Women's Underrepresentation in Science," attributes women's own choices, based on "biological and social realities," not discrimination, as the reason women are underrepresented in the sciences. Professors cited "lifestyle choices" about children and family, which often allow for only part-time or adjunct positions, and a preference for people-based careers, among other reasons, for the lack of women in the sciences.
Original paper: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/02/02/1014871108
Article in NZZ (in Deutsch): http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/hintergrund/wissenschaft/eingeschraenkte_damenwahl_1.9423459.html
Dr Monika Keller Seitz (monika.keller at sl.ethz.ch<mailto:monika.keller at sl.ethz.ch>)
Office of Equal Opportunities for Women and Men
CH - 8092 Zürich
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