Love could be the death of women’s life in research

“Female scientists may be forced into a situation where they have to choose between having children and having a career as researchers are increasingly required to move from country to country to prosper, according to a report. Universities UK (UUK) warns that for many women scientists married or partnered to men who are also researchers, the modern requirement of mobility, both within the European Union and further afield, is bringing their careers to a premature end. ‘These couples represent a significant proportion of the talent pool for scientific research,’ the UUK says in its report on researcher mobility …” (more)

[John Gill, THE, 8 January]

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