Women, Information Technology and Waves of Optimism: Australian Evidence on Mixed-Skill Jobs

13 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2007

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Amanda Roan

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Gillian Whitehouse

University of Queensland - School of Political Science and International Studies

Abstract

Optimism about the increased engagement of women in information technology employment has been informed, in part, by essentialist ideas about the suitability for women of emerging jobs combining technical with interpersonal, artistic or other non-technical skills. Drawing on evidence from Australia, we highlight limitations to this brand of optimism, questioning the potential for women in mixed-skill jobs in computing and multimedia organisations.

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Roan, Amanda and Whitehouse, Gillian, Women, Information Technology and Waves of Optimism: Australian Evidence on Mixed-Skill Jobs. New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 21-33, March 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=968040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2007.00181.x

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