The Ticking of the Clock

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Biological clocks and academic clocks tick along, paying no mind to one another. The question of how to heed both at the same time is tricky, particularly for women. The Center for American Progress recently released a report based on the National Science Foundation's Survey of Doctoral Recipients finding that female scientists who are married and have children are 35 percent less likely to enter a tenure track position after obtaining their doctoral degree than their male, married-with-children counterparts.

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