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How to Get More Female Scientists Cont'd

The Glittering Eye makes a fairly obvious point, but one I missed: "There aren't that many jobs for hard scientists these days (except medical-related) and scientists who have jobs are holding onto them for dear life — there's less room for younger scientists to get in (and that does mean women since nearly all of the hard scientist job were held by men thirty years ago). Higher pay would attract more people into the hard sciences, too."

And Steve Shu (whose wife, Professor Shu, is a colleague and friend of Professor Postrel) passes on the unwritten advice that circulates among female grad students.

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