Athena unbound: Barriers to women in academic science and engineering

Henry Etzkowitz, Carol Kemelgor, Michael Neuschatz, Brian Uzzi

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This looks at why there are so few women scientists: it focuses on the experiences of women in PhD programs and as faculty members. Science is largely organized on the basis of a male role model and women feel excluded and undervalued. This is the conclusion of the survey conducted for this research. The gender dimensions of science must be deconstructed, and a science policy for women implemented in order to transcend the masculine and feminine scientific roles and practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-179
Number of pages23
JournalScience and Public Policy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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