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Second Job Holding Among Direct Care Workers and Nurses: Implications for COVID-19 Transmission in Long-Term Care

Journal Article Data Collection & Quality
November 19, 2020

Nursing home workers, including nursing assistants, are more likely than the typical worker to hold a second job. Their second job is also more likely to be in an “essential” role. This has serious implications for COVID-19 transmittal.

Key Takeaways

Nursing assistants are more likely than the average worker to hold a second job, causing concerns about COVID-19.
Wages and hours are negatively associated with the probability of holding a second job for nursing assistants.
15 percent of second jobs for nursing assistants are in other "essential" roles.

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