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Study finds, surprisingly, that women are favored for jobs in STEM

Sarah Kaplan writes, "Is science finally becoming friendlier to women? Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci think so. As the co-directors of theCornell Institute for Women in Science, they have spent much of the past six years researching sexism in STEM fields. And according to their latest study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, women are no longer at a disadvantage when applying for tenure-track positions in university science departments. In fact, the bias has now flipped: Female candidates are now twice as likely to be chosen as equally qualified men."


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