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  • Creator Heidi I. Hartmann, Robert E. Kraut, and Louise A. Tilly, editors ; Panel on Technology and Women's Employment, Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1986.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (216 p.)
  • ISBNs 1280221828, 9786610221820, 0309594626, 0585168350


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographies and index.
  • Available also through the NAP via the World Wide Web.
  • English


  • ""Computer Chips and Paper Clips""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Volume II: Case Studies and Policy Perspectives""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1 Technological Change and Women Workers in the Office ""; ""TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE""; ""Information Technologies""; ""Computers""; ""Data-Entry Technologies""; ""Storage and Processing""; ""Output and Display Technologies""; ""System Compatibility and Interconnection""; ""Telecommunications""; ""Social Context of Technological Change""; ""Output and Employment: Trends and Interpretations""; ""Output Measures""; ""Employment Effects""
  • ""Employment Levels""""Employment Quality""; ""WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT""; ""Overview""; ""Why Technology May Affect Women Differentially""; ""Job Segregation""; ""Clerical Occupations""; ""Differential Status and Access to on-the-Job Training""; ""Differential Responsibility for Family Care""; ""Conclusion""; ""2 Historical Patterns of Technological Change ""; ""THE TELEPHONE AND TELEPHONE OPERATORS""; ""WORKERS IN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING""; ""THE AUTOMATED OFFICE AND ITS WORKERS""; ""Secretaries""; ""Accountants and Bookkeepers""; ""Insurance Clerks""; ""Bank Tellers""; ""RETAIL CLERKS""
  • ""NURSING AND NURSES""""CONCLUSIONS""; ""3 Effects of Technological Change: Employment Levels and Occupational Shifts ""; ""PROBLEMS IN EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS""; ""Underlying Factors""; ""Data Problems""; ""THE SUPPLY OF WOMEN WORKERS""; ""Labor Force Participation Rates""; ""Projections of Labor Force Participation Rates""; ""Projections of Age-Specific Rates""; ""Other Features of Women's Labor Force Participation""; ""Educational Attainment of the Labor Force""; ""THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE""; ""The Influence of Labor Supply""; ""The Demand for Workers""
  • ""Unemployment""""RECENT TRENDS IN CLERICAL EMPLOYMENT""; ""Overall Growth""; ""Occupational Shifts within Clerical Work""; ""Demographic Trends in Clerical Employment""; ""Sources of Change in Clerical Work""; ""OUTLOOK FOR CLERICAL EMPLOYMENT""; ""Overall Growth""; ""Occupational Shifts""; ""Job Loss and Displaced Workers""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""4 Effects of Technological Change: The Quality of Employment ""; ""EMPLOYMENT QUALITY""; ""Defining Employment Quality""; ""Workers' Satisfaction and Attitudes""; ""Job Content: Job Fragmentation and the Deskilling Debate""; ""Stages of Technology""
  • ""Levels of Analysis""""Conclusion""; ""Working Conditions""; ""Monitoring and Work Pacing""; ""Telecommuting and the Electronic Distribution of Work""; ""Ergonomics: The Fit Between People and Technology""; ""Economic Considerations""; ""Conclusion""; ""IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT QUALITY""; ""The Role of Managers""; ""The Dominance of Management""; ""Women's Influence""; ""The Role of Enlightened Management""; ""Constraints on Managers""; ""Economic Conditions""; ""Organizational Culture and Behavior""; ""Technological Constraints""
  • ""Constituent Conflicts and Value Contradictions""
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