Gender Bias Could Help Explain Faculty Disparity | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: July 7, 2014

Gender Bias Could Help Explain Faculty Disparity

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Keywords: gender bias
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NOTE: Award winner is defined as a recipient of a major research award.
HHMI = Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
NAS = National Academy of Sciences.
SOURCE: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2014, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1403334111
Credit: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA
A pair of bar graphs depicting a difference in the gender gap in postdocs and graduate students; labs headed by male PIs have more pronounced gender gaps, and the gaps are more pronounced for postdocs.
 
NOTE: Award winner is defined as a recipient of a major research award.
HHMI = Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
NAS = National Academy of Sciences.
SOURCE: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2014, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1403334111
Credit: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA

The male leaders of elite biology labs hire fewer female graduate students and postdocs than do principal investigators (PIs) overall or their elite female counterparts, a new study shows. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter Inc. authors say this may help explain the low numbers of female faculty, despite women receiving the majority of biology doctoral degrees.

 
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