Nearly half of US female scientists leave full-time science after first child

Study reveals proportion of people leaving full-time careers in science after the birth of their first child. This article has been chosen from www.nature.com | By: Holly Else |  Published: 19 FEBRUARY 2019 More than 40% of women with full-time jobs in science leave the sector or go part time after having their first child, according to a study of how parenthood affects career trajectories in the United States. By contrast, only 23% of new fathers leave or cut their working hours. The analysis (see ‘Parents…

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