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Men Still Have Edge in U.S. Science Careers

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Science  07 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5549, pp. 2067
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5549.2067a

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Having children improves a man's chances of becoming a full professor but hinders a woman's progress in academia. That's one of many provocative findings from a National Research Council panel that has been exploring gender differences in the careers of U.S. scientists and engineers.