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.

  • Funder:

    HRSA

     

  • Status:

    In Progress

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Documents/Media
Jopson AD, Frogner BK, Dahal A Contingent Workers in Long-Term Care PRESENTATION ContingentWorkersinLTC_Poster_FINAL
Jopson AD, Frogner BK, Dahal A Contingent Workers in Long-term Care PRESENTATION Slides
Jopson AD, Frogner BK, Dahal A Contingent Workers in Long-term Care PRESENTATION Slides