Women in academic STEM: dual career and work-life perspectives

Wolf-Wendel, L. and K. Ward (2018). Women in academic STEM: dual career and work-life perspectives. In: McMahon, M. R. Mora, M. T. Qubbaj, A. R. Eds. Advancing Women in Academic Stem Fields through Dual Career Policies and Practices. Charlotte, Information Age Publishing-IAP. 7-28.

Issues associated with the underrepresentation of women in academic STEM continue to challenge colleges and universities. Despite multiple initiatives to remedy the "women problem" in STEM fields, progress has been slow and stubborn. Institutional responses to address equity and parity related to women academics need to consider work life perspectives, particularly dual careers. This chapter provides context about the progress of women in STEM, insight into how work family and dual career issues impact women's progression in academia, and policy considerations at the national, disciplinary, and institutional level to further the integration and advancement of women faculty members in STEM disciplines.

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