Financial Vulnerability and Worker Well-Being: A Comparison of Long-Term Services and Supports Workers With Other Health Workers

Authors: Ulrike Muench, PhD, RN, FAAN | Joanne Spetz, PhD | Matthew Jura, MSc | Rachel Mathison | Charlene Harrington

Topics: Health Workforce Models and Projections, Long-Term Care

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

June 20, 2020

Over 1.5 million new jobs for medical assistants, nursing aides, and home care aides need to be filled by 2026. Many of these providers will work in the long-term services and supports (LTSS) sector.

This article discusses a study that utilized 16 years of data from the American Time Use Survey, which examines the financial vulnerability of high-skill and low-skill LTSS workers in comparison with other health care workers, and provides insight into their well-being by measuring time spent on work and non-work activities.

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