Wages, Benefits, and Flexibility Matter: Building a High Quality Home Care Workforce

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Article Publication Date: 
7/13/2006
Summary: 
What incentives help encourage in-home supportive services workers to remain in caregiving? A Connecticut College research team explores this question by surveying 2,200 workers. \"Flexibility and wages matter,\" the researchers note, \"research clearly shows that giving workers $10/hr plus access to decent benefits significantly increases the supply and retention rate of home care workers, making it possible for consumers to find good caregivers.\" The executive summary offers further results.
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Better Jobs Better Care
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health insurance; dental insurance;

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Candace Howes, PhD
Connecticut College
chow@conncoll.edu
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