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Research suggests that having a family may slow the career progress of women faculty. But does achieving academic success first leave time for children later? Even though women make up nearly half of the PhD population, they are not advancing at the same rate as men to the upper ranks of the professoriate; many are dropping out of the race. Our first "Do(More)
I could not have come in to graduate school more motivated to be a research-oriented professor. Now I feel that can only be a career possibility if I am willing to sacrifice having children. We recently completed an unparalleled survey, with more than eight thousand doctoral student respondents across the University of California system, and what we heard(More)
When I first became the Dean of the Graduate Division at Berkeley last year, I had an extraordinary experience. Fifty-one percent of the 2,500 new graduate students whom I welcomed were women. Thirty-five years ago that number would have been closer to 10%. The students I welcomed included not only doctoral students, but also graduate students seeking(More)
Presents information on the effect of family formation on the lifelong careers of academic men and women in the U.S. Details on the increase in women's participation in graduate education; Underrepresentation of women; Theories that attempted to explain the persistent gaps in the tenure and salary of men and women; Percentage of married women with children(More)
Premier science largely depends on the quality of the pool of future scientists. For this reason the United States has made a major effort over the past 30 years to attract more outstanding U.S. students, particularly women, into research science. i Women have risen to the challenge with significant increases in all physical sciences and engineering, and(More)
  • Mary Ann Mason, Nicolas H Wolfinger, Marc Goulden, joan Williams, Worklife Law
  • 2013
" Here's the path-breaking research that convinced the huge University of California system to implement the best package of family-friendly policies anywhere. Want to retain women in academia? Read this book. Hastings " Do Babies Matter is data rich, empirically sound, and full of practical application. The authors' life course perspective is one that is(More)
"I had my first child when I was a first-year graduate student and my second, two years later. I plan to finish this year and I am three months pregnant. They grounded me and made me focus." This young mother was beginning her seventh year of a Ph.D. program in political science at a well-known Midwestern university. But her remarks drew a skeptical(More)