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...
|Description of Work:||Statistics|
|Published:||Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2001.|
|Online Access:||ebook Central Access is available only to authorized users.|
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
|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.
Descriptive content provided by Syndetics™, a Bowker service.
|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.)