This book focuses on the causes and consequences of paid white-collar work in the home, including work that is professional, managerial, clerical, technical, and sales. It is directed to audiences concerned with both the policy issues and the research challenges reused by working at home.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction: White-Collar Home-Based Work—The Changing U.S. Economy and Family -- Trends and Patterns in Home-Based Work -- Homework in the Past, Its Meaning for the Future -- Homework: What Is It and Who Does It? -- Clerical Work at Home or in the Office: The Difference It Makes -- Corporate Hiring Practices for Telecommuting Homeworkers -- Independent Contracting -- Forces Driving Home-Based Work -- International Competition: Its Impact on Employment -- Office Automation Technology and Home-Based Work -- Corporate Culture and the Homeworker -- Clerical Home-Based Work: A Case Study of Work and Family -- What Role Should the Government Play in White-Collar Home-Based Work? -- The Government’s Role in Regulating Home Employment -- Protection of Clerical Homeworkers: From What, by Whom? -- Blue-Collar, White-Collar: Homeworker Problems -- Retirement and Health Coverage: Problems Affecting Homework -- Local Zoning Ordinances Governing Home Occupations -- Conclusion: Directions for the Future -- Conference Participants
Kathleen E. Christensen is director of the National Project on Home-Based Work and associate professor of environmental psychology at the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Women and Home-Based Work: The Unspoken Contract (1988) and of numerous articles on contingent work and the changing structure of the workforce.