publication . Article . 2017

Equity and career-life balance in marine mammal science?

Birgitte McDonald; Alison K. Stimpert; Sascha Hooker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Apr 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
It is widely acknowledged that family and care-giving responsibilities are driving women away from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Marine mammal science often incurs heavy fieldwork and travel obligations, which make it a challenging career in which to find work-life balance. This opinion piece explores gender equality, equity (the principles of fairness that lead to equality), and work-life balance in science generally and in this field in particular. We aim to (1) raise awareness of these issues among members of the Society for Marine Mammalogy; (2) explore members’ attitudes and viewpoints collected from an online survey and f...
Subjects
free text keywords: Gender, Equality, Leadership, Work-life balance, STEM, QH301 Biology, H Social Sciences (General), HQ The family. Marriage. Woman, NDAS, QH301, H1, HQ
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