Beyond family and societal attitudes to retain women in science

Kurup, Anitha and Maithreyi, R (2011) Beyond family and societal attitudes to retain women in science. Current Science, 100 (1). pp. 43-48. ISSN 00113891

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    Abstract: Several reports earlier have focused on providing facilities for women scientists based on the premise that family and societal factors are responsible for women dropping out of science. The views of male scientists who constitute the majority in science reflect these popularly held notions. However, the present study points towards systemic biases that operate at the organizational level as a significant contributing factor. The study sample represents the diversity among women scientists and includes men scientists, emphasizing the need for policies to take into consideration the differences across these groups.
    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Organizational factors, perception, retention, societal attitudes, women scientists.
    Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Gender
    Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
    Depositing User: NIAS IR Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 05:17
    Last Modified: 08 May 2015 09:46
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/187

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