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Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

17/10/2013 Σχολιάστε

 

Mondadori Portfolio, via Getty Images

At the Solvay Conference on Physics in 1927, the only woman in attendance was Marie Curie (bottom row, third from left).

By EILEEN POLLACK, The New York Times Published: October 3, 2013

 

Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications. Presented with identical summaries of the accomplishments of two imaginary applicants, professors at six major research institutions were significantly more willing to offer the man a job. If they did hire the woman, they set her salary, on average, nearly $4,000 lower than the man’s. Surprisingly, female scientists were as biased as their male counterparts.

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