ERIC Number: ED053250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Technological Advance in an Expanding Economy: Its Impact on a Cross-Section of the Labor Force.
Mueller, Eva; And Others
In 1967 the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan conducted a nationwide survey to determine the impact of changes in machine technology on a cross-section of the labor force. Although many studies have been made about automation, this study was larger in scope than most research and made use of cross-sectional analysis to show the frequency of changes in machine technology and in what occupational and educational groups they occurred. Over a 5-year period about 10 percent of the labor force underwent one or more changes in machine technology which altered their work significantly, and technological advance changed about 2 or 3 percent of all jobs a year, about 1.5 to 2 million jobs. Individual chapters in this report contain detailed information on: (1) Machinery Use by the Work Force, (2) Change in Machine Technology, (3) Change-over Process to New Equipment, (4) Economic Consequences of Machine Technology, (5) Impact of Changes on Perceived Job Characteristics and Job Satisfaction, (6) Analyses of Cases who made a Poor Adjustment to Technological Change, and (7) Role of Education in Relation to Technological Change. (BC)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cross Sectional Studies, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Man Machine Systems, Statistical Analysis, Tables (Data), Technological Advancement
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-188676, MF $.65, see catalog for hard copy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Survey Research Center.
Identifiers: Machine Technology