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

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 and Social Care in the Community, 25 (6). pp. 1817-1826. ISSN 0966-0410. (doi:10.1111/hsc.12455) (KAR id:68299)

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Abstract

Demographic trends escalate the demands for formal long- term care (LTC) in the majority

wages, the actual scale of which is less well known. This article investigates the scale

reasons behind persisting low wages in the sector. The analysis makes use of large

with key stakeholders in the sector. The analysis suggests that there are at least

National Minimum Wage in England. Thematic qualitative analysis of 300 interviews

of low pay: the intrinsic nature of LTC work, the value of caring for older people, and

marketisation and outsourcing of services.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/hsc.12455
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Health and Social Care in the Community [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: hierarchical Bayesian models, in-work poverty, mixed methodologies, social care workforce, wages
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68299 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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