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General Contentment Masks Gender Gap in First AAAS Salary and Job Survey

Science  12 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5541, pp. 396-411
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5541.396

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The largest employment survey of U.S. life scientists ever conducted finds a high level of job satisfaction and rising salaries among senior researchers. But it also reveals a few downsides. Respondents said they spend less time than they would like doing research, there is a significant gender pay gap, and younger scientists express uneasiness about their career path.

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