An Examination of Shortage and Turnover Problems in the Market for Home Care Aides
Gullahorn, Lorraine Lynn
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The home care industry in New York state is currently a complex combination of a variety of state-certified providers and an even greater number of non-certified agencies. The industry is relatively young, and is expected to continue its growth to meet rising demand for home care services. After a brief discussion of the overall industry and its future projections, this paper will address complaints of shortage and turnover problems in the home care labor force - specifically in the market for home care aides. Unfortunately, accurate data on such market indicators as vacancy rates (the number of positions unfilled) or even the sheer number of workers employed in the industry are unavailable. Other relevant information such as current worker interviews and exit surveys is also missing. Therefore, this paper will consider the implications of economic and psychological models and utilize what data are available in examining shortage and turnover in the market for home care aides.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.