TABLE 2-8Female-to-Male Odds Ratio of Post-Baccalaureate Career Paths by Family Status

Family Status Grad School or Work Grad School Grad School in S/E Work in S/E
Single 0.90 1.02 0.77 0.78**
Married without children 0.28*** 0.67 0.11** 0.72**
Married with children 0.05*** 0.35* 0.39***

p<.05 **p<.01 ***p<.001 (two-tailed test), for the hypothesis that there is no mean difference between males and females.

From: Social Influences on Science and Engineering Career Decisions

Cover of Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in Academic Science and Engineering
Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in Academic Science and Engineering.
National Academy of Sciences (US), National Academy of Engineering (US), and Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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