This companion to Volume I presents individually authored papers covering the history, economics, and sociology of women's work and the computer revolution. Topics include the implications for equal employment opportunity in light of new technologies; a case study of the insurance industry and of women in computer-related occupations; a study of temporary, part-time, and at-home employment; and education and retraining opportunities.
Table of Contents
|I. OverviewTechnology, Women, and Work: Policy Perspectives||1-22|
|II. Case Studies of Women Workers and Information TechnologyThe Technological Transformation of White-Collar Work: A Case Study of the Insurance Industry||23-62|
|Machines Instead of Clerks: Technology and the Feminization of Bookkeeping, 1910-1950||63-97|
|New Technology and Office Tradition: The Not-So-Changing World of the Secretary||98-135|
|Integrated Circuits/Segregated Labor: Women in Computer-Related Occupations and High-Tech Industries||136-182|
|III. Technology and Trends in WomenWomen||183-222|
|Recent Trends in Clerical Employment: The Impact of Technological Change||223-267|
|Restructuring Work: Temporary, Part-Time, and At-Home Employment||268-310|
|IV. Policy PerspectivesEmployer Policies to Enhance the Application of Office System Technology to Clerical Work||311-342|
|New Office and Business Technolgies: The Structure of Education and (Re)Training Opportunities||343-372|
|The New Technology and the New Economy: Some Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity||373-394|
|Managing Technological Change: Responses of Government, Employers, and Trade Unions in Western Europe and Canada||395-432|
|Biographical Sketches of Contributors||433-438|
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