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CEPR to Investigate Restructuring in the Health Industry and Implications for Less Skilled Workers


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CEPR to Investigate Restructuring in the Health Industry and Implications for Less Skilled Workers

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

WASHINGTON - The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is launching a project to understand the impact of health care restructuring on the quality of jobs and economic security of low-paid health care workers. Of particular interest is how pay and working conditions change as jobs shift from hospitals to lower-cost outpatient facilities – and whether these changes differentially affect workers by gender, race, ethnicity, age, and education. The research will also address whether different management approaches lead to better or worse outcomes for these workers.

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Of course the shift to lower-cost facilities will have a differential impact on lower-paid workers. But it will be good to have responsibly collected and analyzed data to document it. I trust as we move to full universal health care instead of insurance, wage disparities will be reduced over all.