Women in the sciences, continued
As a follow-up on yesterday's post about gender bias in the sciences, another Inside Higher Ed artice published today, "Bias or Interest?," discusses preliminary, unpublished results from a study of gender bias in academia
"Unpublished data, however, suggest that most professors don’t agree that discrimination — intentional or otherwise — is the main reason that men hold so many more positions than do women in the sciences. Professors overwhelmingly
think it’s a matter of men and women having different interests.
The data come from a national survey of 1,500 professors at all kinds of institutions in the United States. Two sociologists — Neil Gross of Harvard and Solon Simmons of George Mason University — conducted the survey on a range of social and political issues. While they have not yet finished their analysis, they agreed to release the data on women and science because of the interest generated by the National Academies’ study. "