Quits and Job Changes Among Home Care Workers in Maine: The Role of Wages, Hours, and Benefits
July 1, 2009
This article presents a study of job satisfaction among Maine’s home care workforce. It shows that higher wages, more hours offered, and travel cost reimbursement are the factors most strongly correlated with low turnover. Health care coverage and the quality of working conditions are also recognized as additional turnover-reducing factors, although their correlation is not as strong as the previous three factors mentioned.