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Oct 15, 2013

Balancing Family and Career for Women Ph.D.s

Several recent studies have shown that many female researchers often find themselves driven away from academic careers. (For more on these studies, click here.) Some researchers suggest the adoption of family-friendlier programs and policies to encourage more women to stay. Which do you think would be most successful?

Which changes made to academic culture are most likely to encourage women researchers to stay?

Paid parental leave
Teaching relief for new parents
More child care facilities and emergency child care
Dual-career hiring policies
Allowing faculty to work part-time
Stopping the tenure clock for childbirth