Women and science careers: leaky pipeline or gender filter?

TitleWomen and science careers: leaky pipeline or gender filter?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBlickenstaff, JC
JournalGender & Education
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number09540253
Accession Number17588999
Keywordseducation , EDUCATION, Higher , Higher , Minorities , MINORITIES in science , POSTSECONDARY , POSTSECONDARY education , SCIENCE , SCIENCE -- Study & teaching , SCIENCE -- Study & teaching (Higher) , Women , WOMEN in higher education , WOMEN in science
AbstractThis paper explores the broad array of explanations for the absence of women in STEM put forth in the literature of the last 30 years. It is argued that some proposed explanations are without merit and are in fact dangerous, while others do play a part in a complex interaction of factors. It is suggested that the very nature of science may contribute to the removal of women from science careers, and some suggestions are made on how to attract and keep minorities and women in STEM disciplines.
NotesBlickenstaff, Jacob Clark 1; Email Address: jacob.blickenstaff@www.edu; Affiliation: 1: Western Washington University, USA; Source Info: Oct2005, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p369; Subject Term: WOMEN in science; Subject Term: MINORITIES in science; Subject Term: SCIENCE -- Study & teaching (Higher); Subject Term: WOMEN in higher education; Subject Term: WOMEN; Subject Term: EDUCATION, Higher; Subject Term: SCIENCE -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: SCIENCE; Subject Term: POSTSECONDARY education; Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article
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