The Price of Family
American Association for the Advancement of Science
A new report for the National Science Foundation confirms what many had long suspected: Being married and having children hurts a woman’s chances of success in academic science and engineering.The report, a statistical analysis of data from a nationwide sample of doctoral recipients in the U.S. workforce, also suggests that women academic scientists who delay having children are more successful than those who start their families early.
"The Price of Family" (2004). Science. ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 464.