Posted by: bluesyemre | May 26, 2012

Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried

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  • A recent report reveals that only 12% of third year female PhD students want a career in academia. Young women scientists leave academia in far greater numbers than men for three reasons. During their time as PhD candidates, large numbers of women conclude that (i) the characteristics of academic careers are unappealing, (ii) the impediments they will encounter are disproportionate, and (iii) the sacrifices they will have to make are great.

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