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Women Outnumbered, Underpaid in Science Jobs (Infographic)

| by Michael Allen
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Fewer women are entering science and technology professions, and the ones who do are being underpaid, according to a new report by Women in Global Science and Technology.

In the science job market, men earn an average of $1,117 to a woman’s $853 per week. There are also 3,000 more males in the biological science positions, says the report.

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Professor Lesley Yellowlees, the first female president of the Royal Society of Chemistry, claims that problems include inflexible working hours, sexist hiring policies and a macho culture.

Some argue, however, that women go off and have children and work less. But not all women decide to become mothers. Both moms and non-moms are at a disadvantage in science careers.

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