Is There Really a Link Between Engineering and Autism?

  title={Is There Really a Link Between Engineering and Autism?},
  author={Christopher Jarrold and David A. Routh},
  pages={281 - 289}
Baron-Cohen, Wheelwright, Scott, Bolton and Goodyear (1997) found that engineering was over-represented as an occupation among fathers of individuals with autism, in comparison to fathers of non-autistic individuals. We present further analyses of their data which suggest that while engineering is indeed more common than would be expected, so too are the occupations of medicine, science, and accounting. In addition, skilled and unskilled manual workers are less common as fathers than would be… 
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