Why Do So Many Women Leave Biology?

From Science Daily:

One common idea about why there are fewer women professors in the sciences than men is that women are less willing to work the long hours needed to succeed. Writing in the January Issue of BioScience, Shelley Adamo of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, rejects this argument. She points out that women physicians work longer hours than most scientists, under arguably more stressful conditions, but that this does not deter women from entering medicine.

Read the rest of the article here.

In the lead up to the Women’s and Gender Studies Annual Spring Colloquium  “Women and Science,” we invite thoughts and responses to the issues raised in this article.

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