ERIC Number: ED165985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Women in the Biological Sciences.
O'Hern, Elizabeth M.
This paper presents an overview of the biological sciences, the number of women involved, and the opportunities available to them. Some of the women who attained prominence in biological sciences since the early days of women's college education are presented. Data and figure captions are presented to show the gains of women in biological sciences. The author states that women are earning an increasing percentage of the doctorate degrees awarded in nearly all fields; substantial numbers of women are found in the lower ranks of the academic faculty; the percentage of women consultants on review committees and councils has increased significantly since 1971 and more women in biological and medical sciences are applying and receiving research grants. It is also stated that women's salaries still lag somewhat behind those of men, few women are found at the top in decision-making positions, and fewer still receive accolades - honors and awards - of any kind. (Author/HM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Institutes of Health
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