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Racial–Ethnic Differences in Turnover Intent Among Home Health Aides

Journal Article
February 1, 2019

This article analyzes the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey to study variations in intent to leave across racial and ethnic groups in the home care workforce. The study finds that Black or African American workers, Hispanic or Latino workers, and White workers want to leave their jobs for different reasons.

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Key Takeaways

Interventions that aim to address turnover should account for differences across racial and ethnic groups.
Black or African American aides were more likely to leave their jobs because of low pay and limited opportunities.
Hispanic or Latino aides were more likely to leave due to a lack of respect or supervisory issues.

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