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    akeitz, etherapy

    When my daughter was spending most of her time working on getting research money instead of doing research, there was a part of her that was tempted to go into industry - twice the income for half the work.  However, she is strongly drawn to the academic life.  I think that one of the problems with the patterns of working in science as an academic is that the expectations were set in a time when most of the positions were filled by men who had wives who didn't work, or had less strenuous jobs. And then, with increasing expectations for productivity in research over recent years, the challenge to have a balanced life have increased.  How many potentially productive scientists do we lose?

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