Allied Health Professionals and the “Gig Economy”: Trends in Alternative Work Arrangements


Description:

In a recent study of the “gig economy,” or alternative work arrangement (e.g., self-employed, freelancers, on-call, temporary workers, and contract labor), Katz and Krueger (2016) noted that healthcare was one of two industries (the other being education) that experienced the fastest growth of workers over the last decade. This study will expand on preliminary work on “gig” work among aides in long-term care (LTC) to investigate how trends in gig work has changed over time for allied health professionals, including aides; whether geographic patterns in the growth of the gig economy in healthcare relate to patient needs; how gig work has affected the wage rates over time; and whether any changes in gig work has impacted transition rates (exit or entry rates) of allied health workers.
Lead Researcher: Bianca K. Frogner, PhD
Contact Info: bfrogner@uw.edu

 

Funder:

HRSA: HWRC Allied Health

 

Status:

In Progress

 

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Date Documents/Media
Jopson AD, Frogner BK, Dahal A Contingent Workers in Long-Term Care PRESENTATION 06-23-2018 ContingentWorkersinLTC_Poster_FINAL
Jopson AD, Frogner BK, Dahal A Contingent Workers in Long-term Care PRESENTATION 06-11-2018 Slides
Jopson AD, Frogner BK, Dahal A Contingent Workers in Long-term Care PRESENTATION 05-10-2018 Slides