The Impact of a Large Wage Increase on the Workforce Stability of IHSS Home Care Workers in San Francisco County
November 1, 2002
This study is a large-scale empirical investigation of the effect of wages on labor market outcomes in the home care industry. It records the impact of doubling wages for home care workers in San Francisco County over a 52 month period. The project is based on a database that matches home care workers to service recipients. Turnover decreased, consumer-worker ethnicity matching increased, and number of people living below the poverty line in the County decreased.