To Stay on the Track

The choice for many female academic scientists comes down to this: a career or children, writes the University of Utah's Nicholas Wolfinger at The Atlantic. He and his colleagues surveyed researchers at the 10 University of California campuses, asking them what has made early-career scientists decide not to pursue their goal of being a professor at a major research university.

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