ERIC Number: ED050227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Automation and Women Workers.
Wells, Jean A.
To determine the repercussions of scientific and technological progress on the employment of women and their conditions of work, the Women's Bureau used available statistical data from 1958-68 to study: (1) Employment and Unemployment, (2) Vocational Guidance and Training, (3) Training and Retraining of Older Women, (4) Remuneration, (5) Hours of Work and Leisure, (6) Safety and Health, and (7) Child Care. Some major findings were: (1) In 1968 more women were engaged in office and service work (excluding household work) and relatively fewer in farm, sales, and factory work, (2) For women in professional and service work, the influence of automation has been less pronounced than for those in clerical, factory, sales, and farm jobs, (3) The declining importance of some occupations has emphasized the urgent need to update and extend the vocational guidance and training provided women and girls, (4) Because of scientific and technological changes, many older women interested in working have found it necessary to resume education and training, and (5) Technological advances appear to have had virtually no influence on the provision of child care. (SB)
Descriptors: Automation, Career Guidance, Child Care, Employment, Employment Patterns, Females, Labor Utilization, Leisure Time, Safety, Skill Obsolescence, Technological Advancement, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Wages, Working Hours
Women's Bureau, Wage and Labor Standards Administration, Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. (no charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.