ERIC Number: ED081952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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The Development of Occupations in Health Technology.
Brown, Carol Anderson
The study examined the general question of how the place of an occupation in the economic division of labor becomes shaped and defined. The shaping was seen as basically a political process, a utilization of power in various forms by interested parties acting with the conscious intention of gaining control over the economic activity of themselves and others for the sake of economic benefits. The study examined the health industry as a whole and, specifically, two sub-sectors, the fields of x-ray technology and clinical laboratory technology. Two recently passed licensing laws were examined--the licensure of x-ray technicians in New York State and the licensure of clinical laboratory technicians in New York City. A small survey of technicians in five hospitals in New York City and Long Island indicated their attitudes toward their occupations. (Author)
Descriptors: Certification, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Job Analysis, Job Development, Labor Economics, Laboratory Technology, Political Influences, Political Power, Radiologic Technologists, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-197 690, MF $1.45, HC $6.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Dept. of Sociology.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University