Gender Segregation in Elite Academic Science

  title={Gender Segregation in Elite Academic Science},
  author={Elaine Howard Ecklund and Anne E. Lincoln and Cassandra Tansey},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={693 - 717}
Efforts to understand gender segregation within and among science disciplines have focused on both supply- and demand-side explanations. Yet we know little about how academic scientists themselves view the sources of such segregation. Utilizing data from a survey of scientists at thirty top U.S. graduate programs in physics and biology (n = 2,503) and semistructured interviews with 150 of them, this article examines the reasons academic scientists provide for differences in the distribution of… 

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