(Digital Journal) A new study indicates that academic science is no longer loses more women than men. Science, engineering and medical fields are losing male and female scientists equally.
Good news on the gender equality front. It seems that the loss of promising female scientists is no longer outpacing that of bright young male researchers. The data indicates that the gap that existed since the 1970s—when men with undergraduate degrees in science were about 1.7 times more likely than similarly qualified women to go on to get higher academic qualifications in those fields—has closed.