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Marginal Structural Modelling of Associations of Occupational Injuries with Voluntary and Involuntary Job Loss among Nursing Home Workers

Journal Article
January 19, 2016

This journal articles data from more than 1,300 nursing home workers and finds that approximately 30 percent were hurt on the job during that time frame. The study shows that workers who were injured on the job during that time were more likely to experience “involuntary job loss” than those who remained uninjured. Also, workers who were injured more than once during that period were more likely to voluntarily leave their jobs than uninjured workers.

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Key Takeaways

"By 12 months, 30.3% of nursing home workers experienced occupational injury, whereas 24.2% experienced job loss by 18 months."
"Comparing the same groups, injured nursing home workers had higher odds of experiencing involuntary job loss."
"Occupational injuries were associated with increased risk of voluntary and involuntary job loss for nursing home workers."
 
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