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Structural marginalisation among the long-term care workforce in England: evidence from mixed-effect models of national pay data

Hussein, Shereen, Manthorpe, Jill (2014) Structural marginalisation among the long-term care workforce in England: evidence from mixed-effect models of national pay data. Ageing and Society, 34 (1). pp. 21-41. ISSN 0144-686X. E-ISSN 1469-1779. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X12000785) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68325)

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The long-term care sector is generally characterised by low pay and difficult working conditions. Understanding pay structures and differentials within this sector is important in enhancing recruitment, retention, quality of care and productivity. This article uses new national data on the long-term care workforce in England to investigate employer and individual effects on pay levels and differentials, using mixed-effects modelling controlling for region, sector and employer hierarchical factors. We further examine whether gender and ethnic pay gaps exist among different groups of workers. The results indicate a significant relationship between sector and pay across different job roles. The analysis further identifies ethnic and gender pay differences even after controlling for the effects of sector and individual employers. The implications of this are discussed in relation to sustaining the care workforce in the context of an ageing society and the potential for structural employment marginalisation to reflect the marginalisation of older people receiving care.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0144686X12000785
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1017/S0144686X12000785 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Ageing and Society [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: pay differentials, long-term care, national data set, mixed-effect models, hierarchical modelling, economic marginalisation, WAGE DIFFERENTIALS, LONGITUDINAL DATA
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: 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: 17 Aug 2022 11:02 UTC
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