Flexibility for Family-Conscious Female MDs, PhDs | GenomeWeb

Steven Greenhouse at the New York Times' Economix blog says that "among highly educated women who take time off from their careers to raise their children … those with medical degrees suffer the lowest proportionate loss" associated with the so-called 'mommy penalty,' according to analyses conducted by Harvard's Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz.

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