Institutional Legacies, Union Power, and Organizational Restructuring in Healthcare
by John Kallas, Rosemary Batt and Eileen Appelbaum , 01/24/2019
A central problem in contemporary employment relations has been the fragmentation of work and dismantling of internal employment systems that historically provided stable jobs and income security. This process is occurring in hospital systems as they attempt to cut costs and improve care quality by shifting services out of costly hospitals and into a wide […]
Rapid Job Growth, More Education Fail to Translate into Higher Wages for Health Care Workers
by Eileen Appelbaum , 02/14/2018
Health care, an important source of jobs in the US economy, accounts for nearly 13 percent of private sector employment. Unfortunately, despite rapid job growth in the sector, we’ve also seen wages of many healthcare workers in this critical area of our economy stagnate.
Demographic Trends in Healthcare Have Led to a More Diverse Workforce
by Eileen Appelbaum , 10/18/2017
Employment trends in hospitals and outpatient settings are consistent with the strategies of organizational restructuring that hospitals have undertaken. Hospitals continue to hire the largest share of workers, with employment rising from 5.25 million jobs in 2005 to 5.75 million in 2015 — a growth rate of almost 10 percent.
Gender Wage Gaps in Health Care Occupations
by Eileen Appelbaum , 06/11/2019
A presentation by Dr. Eileen Appelbaum to the Industry Studies Association in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 31, 2019. A copy of the report is available upon request.