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Joanne Spetz, PhD

Associate Director of Research, Healthforce Center at UCSF. Professor at the Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the School of Nursing at University of California, San Francisco

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Authors: Timothy Bates | Joanne Spetz | Laura Wagner

Topics: COVID-19, Long-Term Care

March 23, 2022
This report examines the rates of multiple job holding and characteristics of multiple job holders in the long- term care workforce.
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Authors: Stephen McCall | Kezia Scales | Joanne Spetz

Topics: COVID-19, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

October 20, 2021
This report explores how direct care workers and workers from similar entry-level occupations became unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic; to what extent the skills of displaced workers align with those of direct care occupations; and how many displaced workers re-entered the workforce (including into direct care jobs) within the following year.
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Authors: Laura Wagner | Timothy Bates | Joanne Spetz

Topics: Long-Term Care

October 1, 2021
This article discusses wage differences between RNs working in LTC (eg, nursing homes, home health) and non-LTC settings (eg, hospitals, ambulatory care) and whether differences are associated with the characteristics of the RN workforce between and within settings.
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Author: Joanne Spetz | Lela Chu | Lisel Blash

Topics: COVID-19, Nursing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

September 14, 2021
This report reviews the supply and demand of registered nurses in California and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the workforce.
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Author: Alon Bergman | Hummy Song | Guy David | Joanne Spetz | Molly Candon

Topics: Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Supply

August 4, 2021
This article examines turnover among home health nurses, focusing on the role of schedule volatility.
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