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Science  20 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5956, pp. 1063-1064
DOI: 10.1126/science.1182498

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The Mathematics of Sex How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls by Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams Oxford University Press, New York, 2009. 286 pp. $34.95, £22.50. ISBN 9780195389395.


Surveying and evaluating the scientific literature gender disparities in mathematics, science, and engineering disciplines, Ceci and Williams argue that the underrepresentation of women in these fields is due to "certain choices that women (but not men) are compelled to make in our society."