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Technological Advance in an Expanding Economy, 1967 (ICPSR 7432)

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This study attempted to assess empirically the impact of technological change on a cross-section of the United States labor force. Survey questions focused on three aspects of technological change: (1) the economic impact of machine change on the work force in terms of income change, promotions, steadiness of employment, and unemployment, (2) the relevance of machine change for job satisfaction and job content, and (3) the ways in which machine changes relate to education and training. Demographic variables include respondents' age, sex, marital status, number of underage children, level of education and professional training, and annual income from main job.

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Study Description


Mueller, Eva. Technological Advance in an Expanding Economy, 1967. ICPSR07432-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07432.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Labor. Office of Manpower Research

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   economic expansion, employment, job change, job expectations, job performance, job satisfaction, job security, job skills, labor force, professional development, technological change, vocational training, wages and salaries, work, work environment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1967

Date of Collection:  

  • 1967

Universe:   United States labor force.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   Cross-section sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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