Story: Occupational structure



An army of office workers arose during the 20th century to administer a complex economy increasingly based on communications. These women using heavy manual typewriters are able to work in an occupation with more skills and better working conditions than were available to most women in the 19th century.

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Reference: AAVK Acc. 3493 C818

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Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Occupational structure - Occupational change since 1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Paul Callister and Robert Didham, published 11 Mar 2010