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The Contribution of the Immigrant Population to the U.S. Long-Term Care Workforce

Journal Article Expanding Access & Cultural Competence
October 1, 2020

This research compares US-born and immigrant workers’ propensity to stay in the long-term care workforce over one year—and shows that naturalized citizens, legal noncitizen immigrants, and unauthorized immigrants have a higher probability of staying in the workforce compared to US-born citizens.

Key Takeaways

Immigrant workers are an important part of the long-term care workforce.
Immigrants are more likely to stay into the LTC workforce than US-born workers.
This research also shows the importance of increasing hourly wages in this sector.

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