Cover: Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes, from Harvard University PressCover: Women in Science in PAPERBACK

Women in Science

Career Processes and Outcomes

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674018594

Publication Date: 12/19/2005

Short

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 line illustrations, 55 tables

World

Why do so few women choose a career in science—even as they move into medicine and law in ever-greater numbers? In one of the most comprehensive studies of gender differences in science careers ever conducted, Women in Science provides a systematic account of how U.S. youth are selected into and out of science education in early life, and how social forces affect career outcomes later in the science labor market.

Studying the science career trajectory in its entirety, the authors attend to the causal influences of prior experiences on career outcomes as well as the interactions of multiple life domains such as career and family. While attesting to the progress of women in science, the book also reveals continuing gender differences in mathematics and science education and in the progress and outcomes of scientists’ careers. The authors explore the extent and causes of gender differences in undergraduate and graduate science education, in scientists’ geographic mobility, in research productivity, in promotion rates and earnings, and in the experience of immigrant scientists. They conclude that the gender gap in parenting responsibilities is a critical barrier to the further advancement of women in science.

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2005
Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide, by Jo Dunkley, from Harvard University Press [Pull quote: “A fascinating, accessible introduction to the universe.”—Publishers Weekly]

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket: Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide, by Jo Dunkley, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with Jo Dunkley, author of Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide

Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a teacher and writer in Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide, a lively and exceptionally clear introduction to the structure and history of the universe and its enduring mysteries. We spoke with her about the book and her seemingly limitless topic.

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.