Title

The Price of Family

Authors

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Volume

305

Issue

5680

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Abstract

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.

Comments

Originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Publisher's PDF and HTML fulltext available through remote link.

DOI

10.1126/science.305.5680.38c