A report issued from Yale University School of Medicine reveals that female researchers earn 8% less than male counterparts and make up fewer tenured researchers along all surveyed discipline lines. 

Although female scientists do get hired at universities, results show that fewer are applying according to a report from the National Research Council. Analyzing data from 89 universities in math, engineering and science from 2004to 2005, women applying for tenure track get them at higher rates but fewer women try for the positions.

According to co-chair Sally Shaywitz, this study suggests that universities need to offer more support to female researchers, aiding in family obligations.

This blog was written with information supplied by Dan Vergano at U.S.A. Today 6/4/09