Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Failing Families, Failing ScienceWork-Family Conflict in Academic Science$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details

Will I Make It?

Will I Make It?

Family Life for Young Scientists

Chapter:
(p.35) 3 Will I Make It?
Source:
Failing Families, Failing Science
Author(s):

Elaine Howard Ecklund

Anne E. Lincoln

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479843121.003.0003

In chapter 3, “Will I Make It? Family Life for Young Scientists,” graduate students and postdoctoral fellows admit that finding a faculty position in science is not necessarily their goal, even though they have devoted many years to training for such a post. For many of these scientists, a strong desire to be near family or have a family takes precedence over an academic career, and they feel jobs in industry may provide more flexibility and be better able to meet their needs and wants, especially if they are in a relationship with another professional or academic.

Keywords:   family, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, career

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.