8. Special Considerations for Women and Minorities, and Balancing Work and Family

  1. Prosanta Chakrabarty Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch8

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

How to Cite

Chakrabarty, P. (2012) Special Considerations for Women and Minorities, and Balancing Work and Family, in A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch8

Author Information

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960417

Online ISBN: 9781118317211

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Keywords:

  • women and minorities, and special considerations;
  • hard truth about being a minority in science;
  • women and minorities, struggles, difficulties to overcome;
  • lack of proper representation of minorities in academia, a social problem;
  • hard truth about being a woman in science;
  • women, consistently paid lower than their male peers;
  • women, caught between academic schedule and family;
  • academic requirements, not to hold back one's personal goals;
  • women, balancing work and family;
  • academic-life/home-life balance, at times frustrating and draining

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Hard Truth About Being a Minority in Science

  • The Hard Truth About Being a Woman in Science

  • The Two-Body Problem

  • Balancing Work and Family