Candace Howes

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of wages and benefits (relative to other jobs available to workers), controlling for personal characteristics, on the recruitment and retention of providers working in a consumer-directed home care program. DESIGN AND METHODS I used the results of focus groups to design a survey that was(More)
This article summarizes what is known about the cost and quality of full-time child care in centers and family child care homes, and about parents' attention to quality in making child care choices. It relies primarily upon two recent studies which are among the first to collect detailed information about child care operating costs: the Cost, Quality, and(More)
*Candace Howes is the Hogate‐Ferrin'43 Professor of Economics at Connecticut College. She recently conducted a study of the home‐care workforce that was funded over a two year period by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies. Results of that study have appeared in Industrial Relations, The State of California Labor, and The(More)
2 This revised paper uses 52 months of data, rather than the 41 months used in an earlier version. The results have changed substantially as a consequence. Impact of a large wage increase… page 2 Abstract This study is one of the very few large-scale empirical investigations of the effect of wages on labor market outcomes in any direct care industry, and(More)
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