Computer Chips and Paper Clips

Computer Chips and Paper Clips

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This companion to Volume I presents individually authored papers covering the history, economics, and sociology of women's work and the computer revolution. Topics include the implications for equal employment opportunity in light of new technologies; a case study of the insurance industry and of women in computer-related occupations; a study of temporary, part-time, and at-home employment; and education and retraining opportunities.Why did women become bookkeepers and why was the feminization of bookkeeping linked to the mechanization of office work? This paper will argue that management initially sought women workers to use bookkeeping machines becauseanbsp;...

Title:Computer Chips and Paper Clips
Author: Panel on Technology and Women's Employment, Committee on Women's Employment and Related Social Issues, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1987-01-15

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