Flexibility attracts women to become vets, professor says

01/5/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Women are drawn to health professions, particularly veterinary medicine, due in part to the work flexibility these professions can afford, Harvard University professor Claudia Goldin said in a lecture. In some cases, women's professional choices are being "largely governed by a desire for career and family and involves a trade-off between earnings and aspects of the job such as work flexibility over the year, week and day," according to Goldin.

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