Failing Families, Failing Science: Work-Family Conflict in by Elaine Ecklund,Anne E. Lincoln

By Elaine Ecklund,Anne E. Lincoln

Work lifestyles in academia might seem like a dream: summers off, year-long sabbaticals, the chance to change among lecture room educating and examine. but, by way of the sciences, existence on the best U.S. examine universities is hardly ever idyllic. according to surveys of over 2,000 junior and senior scientists, either female and male, in addition to in-depth interviews, Failing households, Failing technological know-how examines how the trials of a profession in educational technological know-how makes it particularly tricky to stability relations and paintings.

Ecklund and Lincoln paint a nuanced photograph that illuminates how gender, person offerings, and collage and technology infrastructures all play a job in shaping technology careers, and the way technological know-how careers, in flip, form kinfolk existence. They argue that either women and men face problems, notwithstanding in a different way, in dealing with profession and family.  whereas ladies are hit tougher by means of the pressures of elite educational technological know-how, the establishment of science—and educational technological know-how, in particular—is no longer accommodating, in all probability no longer even suitable, for both girls or males who are looking to increase households. possibly most significantly, their study finds that early occupation educational scientists fight significantly with balancing their paintings and relations lives. This fight may possibly hinder those younger scientists from pursuing positions at most sensible study universities—or additional pursuing educational technological know-how in any respect— a situation that comes at nice fee to our nationwide technology infrastructure. In an period while complicated clinical learn and schooling is extra vital than ever, Failing households, Failing technological know-how presents a compelling within examine the area of the collage scientists who make it possible—and what universities and nationwide technological know-how our bodies can do to make a distinction of their lives.

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