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.
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