ERIC Number: ED294022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Chips and Paper Clips. Technology and Women's Employment. Volume II. Case Studies and Policy Perspectives.
Hartmann, Heidi I., Ed.; And Others
This volume contains 12 papers commissioned by the Panel on Technology and Women's Employment. "Technology, Women, and Work: Policy Perspectives" (Eli Ginzberg) is an overview that provides a context for the volume. The four case studies in Part II describe the impact of information technology in the insurance industry, among bookkeepers, among secretaries, and in computer-related occupations. They are "The Technological Transformation of White-Collar Work: A Case Study of the Insurance Industry" (Barbara Baran); "'Machines Instead of Clerks': Technology and the Feminization of Bookkeeping, 1910-1950" (Sharon Strom); "New Technology and Office Tradition: The Not-So-Changing World of the Secretary" (Mary Murphree); and "Integrated Circuits/Segregated Labor: Women in Computer-Related Occupations and High-Tech Industries" (Myra Strober, Carolyn Arnold). The three papers in Part III connect technological change with trends in women's employment: "Women's Employment and Technological Change: A Historical Perspective" (Claudia Goldin); "Recent Trends in Clerical Employment: The Impact of Technological Change" (H. Allan Hunt, Timothy Hunt); and "Restructuring Work: Temporary, Part-Time, and At-Home Employment" (Eileen Appelbaum). The four papers in Part IV provide policy perspectives on important subjects: "Employer Policies To Enhance the Application of Office System Technology to Clerical Work" (Alan Westin); "New Office and Business Technologies: The Structure of Education and (Re)Training Opportunities" (Bryna Fraser); "The New Technology and the New Economy: Some Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity" (Thierry Noyelle); and "Managing Technological Change: Responses of Government, Employers, and Trade Unions in Western Europe and Canada" (Felicity Henwood, Sally Wyatt). The volume concludes with biographical sketches of all contributors. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Automation, Employed Women, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Projections, Females, Futures (of Society), Information Processing, Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 ($34.95; two-volume set: $49.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.; National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.; Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues.
Note: For volume I, see CE 050 058.