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The direct care workforce – raising the floor of job quality

June 8, 2016

Generations – American Society on Aging

Explains that the movement toward better-paying jobs for direct-care workers – and, in turn, a more stable workforce and higher quality care for consumers – has been forestalled by the economic self-interest of four powerful stakeholder groups: public policymakers, insurers, employers, and consumers. The author argues, however, that this trend might be reversing due to an emerging “triple threat” of labor conditions: increased demand for direct-care, a constricting labor pool of potential caregivers, and falling unemployment rates.

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Dawson, Steven L.

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