But short careers set them back.
Despite increasing representation of women in science, gender gaps for publications and citations have continued to widen since the middle of last century.
It would have been useful if they explored what women do when they leave academia. Including, knowing if they are happier and have better employment. We know of several women who made that choice deliberately. After all, academia is not everything! <shhh>
When differences in career length are controlled for, male and female scientists have similar rates of publication and citation, researchers at the Centre for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University, Boston, have found.
Study co-author Roberta Sinatra, a data scientist at IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, argues that the results help to dispel the myth that women are “less good” than men at science.