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The role of young workers (18-25) in the English care sector

Hussein, Shereen (2010) The role of young workers (18-25) in the English care sector. Social Care Workforce Periodical, (3). ISSN 2047-9638. (KAR id:68394)

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Abstract

With the increased demand on the social care sector, attracting more workers to the sector becomes a priority. Recently the government has recognised the potential of young workers in the care sector and a number of strategies and media campaigns have targeted this group. In this issue of Social Care Workforce Periodical (SCWP), the current contribution of young workers (18-25) in the English care sector is explored using the NMDS-SC, May 2009 data set. The findings presented in this issue show that young workers constitute 12 percent of all workers aged 18-75 in the NMDS-SC. The median age of young workers is 22 years. When comparing the characteristics of young workers (18-25) to older workers (26-75) they tend to travel shorter distances to work and are less likely to work in London, though this needs further testing as more NMDS-SC returns are obtained from London. A logistic regression examining the profile of young workers, shows a number of significant differences in the characteristics and employment profile of young and older workers.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Social Care Workforce Periodical [Field not mapped to EPrints]
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 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68394 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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