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Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

Author(s): 

Bianca Frogner, Joanne Spetz

Date: 
Jan. 20, 2015

In the past decade, the health care industry, and long-term care (LTC) in particular, saw substantial job growth. In anticipation of growing demand for LTC due to an aging demographic, employment opportunities in LTC are expected to surpass those of other U.S. sectors. Workforce planners are concerned about ensuring an adequate pipeline of appropriately trained workers for LTC jobs. This study examines the demographics, socioeconomic status, and job mobility of workers by LTC sector and occupation. The goal of the study is to identify the characteristics associated with job mobility and turnover of LTC workers, and the pathways to LTC jobs these workers utilize.