The Clerical—Administrative Boundary

  • Thomas A. DiPrete
Part of the Springer Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


Several scholars have argued that the socioeconomic ranking of occupations has been relatively stable over time (Duncan 1968; Nam et al. 1975; Treiman 1977; Featherman and Hauser 1978). But it is possible for the historical relationship among occupational groups to change, even if the status ordering of these groups remains the same. Such changes can have important implications for the structure of job ladders that has evolved in the modern bureaucratized organization. These implications can be illustrated through the study of the occupations involved in office work.


Office Work Administrative Work Clerical Work American Political Science Association Treasury Department 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. DiPrete
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  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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