When Scientists Choose Motherhood: A single factor goes a long way in explaining the dearth of women in math-intensive fields. How can we address it?

@article{Williams2012WhenSC,
  title={When Scientists Choose Motherhood: A single factor goes a long way in explaining the dearth of women in math-intensive fields. How can we address it?},
  author={W. Mattieu Williams and Stephen J Ceci},
  journal={American scientist},
  year={2012},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={
          138-145
        }
}
Jennifer was an extremely talented undergraduate, majoring in mathematics and engineering. Her grades and test scores were nearly perfect; her professors saw a bright future for her as an engineering professor and encouraged her to pursue a doctorate. In graduate school, she continued to excel, accumulating high-quality publications, fellowships and awards. She landed a premier postdoctoral position and was headed for a firsttier professorship. But she never applied for a tenure-track academic… CONTINUE READING
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