In Life Sciences, Women Work Longer and Earn Less

April 1, 2010

Among life sciences faculty members at the universities whose medical schools receive the most money from the National Institutes of Health, there are some notable gender gaps, according to a study published in the journal Academic Medicine. The women reported working longer hours, and taking on more administrative and professional activities, than did the men. Female faculty members, across faculty ranks, had fewer publications across all ranks. After controlling for productivity and other factors, female researchers in the life sciences earned, on average, $13,226 less a year than did male researchers.

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