ERIC Number: ED308303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Information Technology and the Training and Career Development of Women: The Case of India. Training Discussion Paper No. 30.
Information technology (IT) is a growing field in India, with many present and future job opportunities. The field offers expanding opportunities for women, especially in the services sector. Case studies of nine companies that employ a fair number of women in IT showed that, in general, women had equal opportunities with men, especially in smaller and newer organizations. However, employment policies related to relocation and travel restricted the entrance of women into higher management positions. Interviews with 23 women employed in the IT field showed that all felt that they had careers, not just jobs; that they were better educated than their mothers; and that they expected more education for their children. The women had good support systems at home, usually parents or parents-in-law, but still regarded their home responsibilities as their first priority. However, the women were also dedicated to their careers and derived great satisfaction from them. The study recommended greater access to IT education for women and employment policies and vocational counseling to encourage the re-entry to work of women whose children were of school age. (14 references) (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Developing Nations, Employed Women, Employment Experience, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Information Technology, Males, Sex Discrimination, Womens Education
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, CH-1211, Geneva 22, Switzerland.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: India