Computer chips and paper clips : technology and women’s by Heidi I. / Kraut, Robrt E. / Tilly, Louise A. Hartmann

By Heidi I. / Kraut, Robrt E. / Tilly, Louise A. Hartmann

Drawing at the historic alterations in 5 areas--the jobs of mobilephone operators, employees within the printing and publishing industries, details and information processors, retail clerks, and nurses--this quantity deals a complete exam of ways microelectronics and telecommunications have affected women's paintings and their operating environments and appears forward to what could be anticipated for ladies employees within the subsequent decade. It additionally deals views on how employees can extra simply adapt to the altering place of work and addresses the debatable subject of activity lack of confidence because of an inflow of complex digital platforms.

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People will need to learn how to use vastly increased leisure time well; new social mechanisms, other than employment, will have to be developed to distribute About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.

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Overall technological change and shifts in consumer demand have resulted in an employment shift to services over the last several decades. In 1950 about 48 percent of the civilian employed labor force (59 million workers) worked in the goods-producing sector (agriculture, mining, construction, and manufacturing), while 52 percent worked in the service-producing sector (transportation and public utilities; wholesale and retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; business and personal services; and government).

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