|Title||Racial Disparities in Financial Security, Work and Leisure Activities, and Quality of Life Among the Direct Care Workforce|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Muench, U, Spetz, J, Jura, M, Harrington, C|
|Keywords||American Time Use Survey, Financial security, Quality of life, Time diary data, Worker well-being|
Background and Objectives
Personal care, home health, and nursing aides provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled older adults. This workforce faces challenging working conditions, resulting in high turnover and workforce instability that affect the quality of care for older adults. We examine financial security, work–life balance, and quality of life of Black, Hispanic, and workers of other race/ethnicity compared to White workers.