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Racial/Ethnic Diversity in the Long-Term Care Workforce

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January 1, 2018

Using data from the 2015 American Community Survey 1-year Public Use Micro data Sample, this study examines the racial and ethnic profile of the long-term care workforce by care delivery setting, and identifies the relationship between racial/ethnic diversity and educational attainment.

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Key Takeaways

At the national level, the overall long-term care workforce is relatively racially and ethnically diverse.
The share of non-white workers in long-term care decreases as educational attainment increases.
All workers need the skills to work effectively with diverse clients and coworkers.
 
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