'We don't do it for the money' ... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long-term care workers in England.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      hierarchical Bayesian models
      in‐work poverty
      in-work poverty
      mixed methodologies
      social care workforce
      wages
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      623311 Continuing Care Retirement Communities
      561320 Temporary Help Services
    • Abstract:
      Demographic trends escalate the demands for formal long-term care ( LTC) in the majority of the developed world. The LTC workforce is characterised by its very low wages, the actual scale of which is less well known. This article investigates the scale of poverty-pay in the feminised LTC sector and attempts to understand the perceived reasons behind persisting low wages in the sector. The analysis makes use of large national workforce pay data and a longitudinal survey of care workers, as well as interviews with key stakeholders in the sector. The analysis suggests that there are at least between 10 and 13% of care workers who are effectively being paid under the National Minimum Wage in England. Thematic qualitative analysis of 300 interviews with employers, care workers and service users highlight three key explanatory factors of low pay: the intrinsic nature of LTC work, the value of caring for older people, and marketisation and outsourcing of services. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1The Policy Institute, King's College London, London UK
    • Full Text Word Count:
      8014
    • ISSN:
      0966-0410
    • Accession Number:
      10.1111/hsc.12455
    • Accession Number:
      125423042
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HUSSEIN, S. “We don’t do it for the money” ... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long-term care workers in England. Health & Social Care in the Community, [s. l.], v. 25, n. 6, p. 1817–1826, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hussein S. “We don’t do it for the money” ... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long-term care workers in England. Health & Social Care in the Community. 2017;25(6):1817-1826. doi:10.1111/hsc.12455.
    • APA:
      Hussein, S. (2017). “We don’t do it for the money” ... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long-term care workers in England. Health & Social Care in the Community, 25(6), 1817–1826. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12455
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hussein, Shereen. 2017. “‘We Don’t Do It for the Money’ ... The Scale and Reasons of Poverty-Pay among Frontline Long-Term Care Workers in England.” Health & Social Care in the Community 25 (6): 1817–26. doi:10.1111/hsc.12455.
    • Harvard:
      Hussein, S. (2017) ‘“We don’t do it for the money” ... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long-term care workers in England’, Health & Social Care in the Community, 25(6), pp. 1817–1826. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12455.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hussein, S 2017, ‘“We don’t do it for the money” ... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long-term care workers in England’, Health & Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1817–1826, viewed 15 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hussein, Shereen. “‘We Don’t Do It for the Money’ ... The Scale and Reasons of Poverty-Pay among Frontline Long-Term Care Workers in England.” Health & Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, no. 6, Nov. 2017, pp. 1817–1826. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/hsc.12455.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hussein, Shereen. “‘We Don’t Do It for the Money’ ... The Scale and Reasons of Poverty-Pay among Frontline Long-Term Care Workers in England.” Health & Social Care in the Community 25, no. 6 (November 2017): 1817–26. doi:10.1111/hsc.12455.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hussein S. “We don’t do it for the money” ... The scale and reasons of poverty-pay among frontline long-term care workers in England. Health & Social Care in the Community [Internet]. 2017 Nov [cited 2019 Sep 15];25(6):1817–26. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=125423042&custid=s8280428