Effects of Increasing Minimum Wage and Expanding Health Insurance Coverage on Job Stability among Long-Term Care Workers


Recent efforts to raise the minimum wage rate across Washington State, along with expanded health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), may mitigate wage and health insurance barriers to steady employment. We will investigate how these policy changes influenced decisions by home health aides and home care aides to stay or leave the healthcare industry.
Lead Researcher: Bianca K. Frogner, PhD
Contact Info: bfrogner@uw.edu



UW Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies