Barriers, challenges, and supports for family caregivers in science, engineering, and medicine: proceedings of two symposia


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Author: Wullert, Katie; Whitacre, Paula


Before the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic, research demonstrated a significant impact of family caregiving responsibilities on the careers of professionals who work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) - especially women. The COVID-19 pandemic increased public recognition of the challenges experienced by caregivers in STEMM fields and created a sense of urgency among many stakeholders. As part of the information-gathering stage of a forthcoming consensus study to address the barriers faced by caregivers, of all genders, in STEMM fields, the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Higher education; Employment; Career development; Gender; Policy

Keywords: Employees; Academic staff; Barrier; Recruitment; Family; Employee retention; Policy implications; Government role

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Academies Press, 2023

Physical description: xv, 94 p.

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ISBN: 9780309707473 (pbk.); 9780309707503 (Ebook); 0309707471

Statement of responsibility: Katie Wullert and Paula Whitacre, rapporteurs

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 154.86

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