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Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science

Elaine Ecklund and Anne E. Lincoln


Scientists struggle with balancing work and family life like everyone else, while simultaneously trying to live up to the image of the “ideal scientist.” Failing Families, Failing Science explores how the “greedy institution” of academic science is uniquely challenging and demanding, how gender and institutional structure shape science careers, and how science careers, in turn, shape family life.

Keywords: gender, family, science, work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479843121
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479843121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Ecklund, author
Rice University

Anne E. Lincoln, author
Southern Methodist University