New Academic Scientists Want Work-Family Balance: Are Universities Keeping up?

New Academic Scientists Want Work-Family Balance: Are Universities Keeping up? Sex Roles (2017) 77:290–291 DOI 10.1007/s11199-017-0753-z BOOK REVIEW New Academic Scientists Want Work-Family Balance: Are Universities Keeping up? Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science. By Elaine Ecklund & Anne E. Lincoln, New York, New York University Press, 2016. 224 pp. $89.00 (Paper). ISBN: 1479843121; $27.00 (Cloth), ISBN: 147984313X Amy M. Brausch Published online: 10 March 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in More women are entering academic science too. Althoough Academic Science, written by sociologists Elaine Howard these changes bring diversity to science faculty, the structure Ecklund and Anne Lincoln, is based on findings from the au- of academia has not changed quickly enough (or at all) to keep thors’ study, Perceptions of Women in Academic Science pace with what these new scientists, women and men alike, (PWAS), in which they surveyed over 2000 male and female want and need. junior and senior scientists at elite universities and conducted The authors summarize prior research on the conflict be- in-depth interviews with a subset of them. The researchers’ aim tween academia and families, and they relate it to findings from was to gain understanding into the challenges that new academ- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

New Academic Scientists Want Work-Family Balance: Are Universities Keeping up?

Sex Roles , Volume 77 (4) – Mar 10, 2017
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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Sex Roles (2017) 77:290–291 DOI 10.1007/s11199-017-0753-z BOOK REVIEW New Academic Scientists Want Work-Family Balance: Are Universities Keeping up? Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in Academic Science. By Elaine Ecklund & Anne E. Lincoln, New York, New York University Press, 2016. 224 pp. $89.00 (Paper). ISBN: 1479843121; $27.00 (Cloth), ISBN: 147984313X Amy M. Brausch Published online: 10 March 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in More women are entering academic science too. Althoough Academic Science, written by sociologists Elaine Howard these changes bring diversity to science faculty, the structure Ecklund and Anne Lincoln, is based on findings from the au- of academia has not changed quickly enough (or at all) to keep thors’ study, Perceptions of Women in Academic Science pace with what these new scientists, women and men alike, (PWAS), in which they surveyed over 2000 male and female want and need. junior and senior scientists at elite universities and conducted The authors summarize prior research on the conflict be- in-depth interviews with a subset of them. The researchers’ aim tween academia and families, and they relate it to findings from was to gain understanding into the challenges that new academ-

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Published: Mar 10, 2017

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