9780844742816

The Science on Women and Science

  • ISBN 13:

    9780844742816

  • ISBN 10:

    0844742813

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/15/2009
  • Publisher: Aei Pr

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Summary

Women have achieved or exceeded parity with men in most academic fields but continue to be outnumbered in the physical sciences, engineering, and math. For many equity activists, this imbalance constitutes a serious problem, even a "crisis," necessitating federal oversight to prevent gender bias in higher education and scientific industries. Congress, the Obama administration, and many science and education leaders are considering dramatic measures to improve women's prospects in the sciences. But what if claims of gender bias have been exaggerated?

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