County and organizational predictors of depression symptoms among low-income nursing assistants in the USA.

@article{Muntaner2006CountyAO,
  title={County and organizational predictors of depression symptoms among low-income nursing assistants in the USA.},
  author={Carles J M Muntaner and Yong Yuan Li and Xiaonan Xue and Theresa Thompson and Haejoo Chung and Patricia O'Campo},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={
          1454-65
        }
}
Low-wage workers represent an ever-increasing proportion of the US workforce. A wide spectrum of firms demand low-wage workers, yet just 10 industries account for 70% of all low-paying jobs. The bulk of these jobs are in the services and retail sales industries. In health services, 60% of all workers are low-paid, with nursing aides, orderlies, personal attendants, and home care aides earning an average hourly wage of just 7.97 US dollars--a wage that keeps many of these workers hovering near… CONTINUE READING

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