Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes / Edition 1

Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes / Edition 1

by Yu Xie, Kimberlee A. Shauman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674018591

ISBN-13: 9780674018594

Pub. Date: 12/19/2005

Publisher: Harvard

Why do so few women choose a career in science--even as they move into medicine and law in ever-greater numbers? In one of the most comprehensive studies of gender differences in science careers ever conducted, Women in Science provides a systematic account of how U.S. youth are selected into and out of science education in early life, and how social forces

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Why do so few women choose a career in science--even as they move into medicine and law in ever-greater numbers? In one of the most comprehensive studies of gender differences in science careers ever conducted, Women in Science provides a systematic account of how U.S. youth are selected into and out of science education in early life, and how social forces affect career outcomes later in the science labor market.

Studying the science career trajectory in its entirety, the authors attend to the causal influences of prior experiences on career outcomes as well as the interactions of multiple life domains such as career and family. While attesting to the progress of women in science, the book also reveals continuing gender differences in mathematics and science education and in the progress and outcomes of scientists' careers. The authors explore the extent and causes of gender differences in undergraduate and graduate science education, in scientists' geographic mobility, in research productivity, in promotion rates and earnings, and in the experience of immigrant scientists. They conclude that the gender gap in parenting responsibilities is a critical barrier to the further advancement of women in science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018594
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
12/19/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Math and Science Achievement
  • 3. Expectation of a Science/Engineering College Major
  • 4. Attainment of a Science/Engineering Baccalaureate
  • 5. Career Paths after a Science/Engineering Baccalaureate
  • 6. Career Paths after a Science/Engineering Master’s Degree
  • 7. Demographic and Labor Force Profiles of Scientists
  • 8. Geographic Mobility of Scientists/Engineers
  • 9. Research Productivity
  • 10. Immigrant Scientists/Engineers
  • Appendixes

    • Appendix A. Descriptions of the Data
    • Appendix B. Method for Decomposition Analysis
    • Appendix C. Detailed Occupation Codes in Science and Engineering
    • Appendix D. Detailed Statistical Tables


  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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