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Published: 02 September 2009

288 Pages | 27 lines

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195389395

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The Mathematics of Sex

How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls

Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams

Compressing an enormous amount of information--over 400 studies--into a readable, engaging account suitable for parents, educators, and policymakers, this book advances the debate about women in science unlike any other book before it. Bringing together important research from such diverse fields as endocrinology, economics, sociology, education, genetics, and psychology, the authors show that two factors--the parenting choices women (but not men) have to make, and the tendency of women to choose people-oriented fields like medicine--largely account for the under-representation of women in the hard sciences.

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