more on families, long hours

bmartin at utmem.edu bmartin at utmem.edu
Mon Apr 17 13:55:27 EST 2000


In article <38F72FCA.2C695AF9 at hotmail.com>, notmyaddress at hotmail.com (S
L Forsburg) wrote:

> The second reason that younger women may be so concerned about the
> issue of children is that they look up the academic ranks and see 
> proportionally fewer women faculty than men have families.  
> Academic cience is still perceived to "cost" women more than men in 
> that regard.

I would be curious  as well about male scientists and the relationship
to their families.  Are men differentiated by others based on perceived
balance of work and family?  What is the cost here?

My experiences tell me that men who participate more fully in their
children's lives have more difficulty achieving promotion and other
acknowledgments.   And this is not because of lack of prodcutivity but
a perception that more could be accomplished if they stayed at work
longer.  

B. Martin






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