From scarcity to visibility : gender differences in the careers of doctoral scientists and engineers /

Annotation Long (sociology, Indiana U.) and his collaborators report on the findings of a committee formed by the National Research Council to study gender differences in the career outcomes of science and engineering PhDs. Focusing on describing the data, rather than seeking root causes, the report...

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Corporate Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Women in Science and Engineering.
Other Authors: Long, J. Scott.
Description of Work:Statistics
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2001.
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Summary:Annotation Long (sociology, Indiana U.) and his collaborators report on the findings of a committee formed by the National Research Council to study gender differences in the career outcomes of science and engineering PhDs. Focusing on describing the data, rather than seeking root causes, the report finds that, although women have increased their representation in the area of doctoral attainment, they are far from close to being equally represented in the science and engineering fields. The achievements of women in these fields are correlated to general trends in women's education and careers and other demographic data. The distribution of gender across sectors of employment is examined and salary differentials are discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Although women have made important inroads in science and engineering since the early 1970s, their progress in these fields has stalled over the past several years. This study looks at women in science and engineering careers in the 1970s and 1980s, documenting differences in career outcomes between men and women and between women of different races and ethnic backgrounds.
The panel presents what is known about the following questions and explores their policy implications: In what sectors are female Ph.D.s employed? What salary disparities exist between men and women in these fields? How is marital status associated with career attainment? Does it help a career to have a postdoctoral appointment? How well are female scientists and engineers represented in management?
Within the broader context of education and the labor market, the book provides detailed comparisons between men and women Ph.D.s in a number of measures: financial support for education, academic rank achieved, salary, and others. The study covers engineering; the mathematical, physical, life, and social and behavioral sciences; medical school faculty; and recipients of National Institutes of Health grants.
Findings and recommendations in this volume will be of interest to practitioners, faculty, and students in science and engineering as well as education administrators, employers, and researchers in these fields.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (xxv, 311 pages) : illustrations
Digital Characteristics:data file
System Details:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780309503778 (electronic bk.)
0309503779 (electronic bk.)