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Failing Families, Failing ScienceWork-Family Conflict in Academic Science$
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Elaine Ecklund and Anne E. Lincoln

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479843121

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479843121.001.0001

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When Nothing Matters Except Science

When Nothing Matters Except Science

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 When Nothing Matters Except Science
Source:
Failing Families, Failing Science
Author(s):

Elaine Howard Ecklund

Anne E. Lincoln

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479843121.003.0001

This chapter provides the individual stories and experiences that are deeply embedded in and birthed from an academic science structure that is at risk because it refuses to recognize that work and family life are now deeply interconnected for both men and women in science. As a result, many young scientists will choose to leave university science altogether, and as a result science will suffer. This chapter reveals that both female and male scientists find structural barriers in the university setting that restrict their ability to raise a family and have a life outside of work, and this drives significant numbers of academic scientists to the corporate world or into other careers outside of science, where they believe a balance between work and family is more feasible.

Keywords:   universities, science, family

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