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Characteristics of Home Care Workers Who Leave Their Jobs: A Cross-Sectional Study of Job Satisfaction and Turnover in Washington State

Journal Article
August 1, 2014

This analysis of original survey data explores the reasons why home care workers in Washington State leave their jobs. Home care workers who left their jobs and workers who stayed were compared. The results find that the low status and poor pay in home care might undermine workforce retention.

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Key Takeaways

Workers who left the profession were more highly educated and had higher household income.
White workers were more likely to leave, as compared to other racial and ethnic groups.
Former home care workers garnered better benefits, wages, hours, and career mobility in their new jobs.
 
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