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Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce

Beyond Best Practices

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce offers strategies and proven recommendations to accommodate work/life satisfaction for those in the STEM fields. Using real-life case studies, this book discusses universal issues such as dual careers and strategic decision making, childcare/dependent care in professional contexts, promoting family-friendly policies, as well as mentoring and networking.

Equitable Solutions for Retaining a  Robust STEM Workforce provides data and tools to drive successful programs relaying proactive solutions that STEM employers, academic institutions, policy-makers, and individuals can utilize.

Those pursuing or involved in a career in the STEM fields, including students, academics, and regulatory and industry professionals. Additional markets include policymakers, academic and professional women’s organizations, and those involved in professional development training.

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-800215-5


  • Foreword
    PART 1: Surveying the Landscape
    Chapter I. Envisioning the STEM Workplace of the Future: The Need for Work/Life Programs and Family-Friendly Practices
    Chapter II.  Work/Life Integration Challenges Are Worldwide
    PART 2: Award-Winning Solutions
    Chapter III. Addressing Work/Life Issues
    Chapter IV.  Dual Careers and Strategic Decision Making
    Chapter V. Childcare and Dependent Care in Professional Contexts
    Chapter VI. Promoting Family-Friendly Policies
    PART 3:  Advancing Comprehensive Solutions
    Chapter VII. Mentoring and Networking Strategies
    Chapter VIII. Addressing Implicit Bias and the Workplace
    Chapter IX. Government Policy Implications for Family-Related Issues


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