Numbers Don't Lie

Monday, August 28, 2006

Are marriage and science compatible for women?

Marriage has been shown to have an adverse impact on the careers of female scientists. Data from the National Science Foundation show Doctoral women scientists and engineers are far less likely than men to be married: 66% of women doctoral scientists and engineers are married, compared with 83% of men. Doctoral women are 2 times as likely as men never to have married or to be divorced.
Among those married, however, women are more likely to confront problems accommodating a two-career marriage--one reason being that they are twice as likely as men to have a spouse who works full-time. Add children to the mix, and the problem is compounded.

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Blogger Sicilian said...

Interesting. . . . I follow a blog of some Science women. . . they are working on PHD's and some have them. Most are moms and are married.

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