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Temporary Employment Decisions of Registered Nurses

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  • Fred A. Bellemore

    (Vassar College)

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    The decision whether or not to work for a temporary agency was examined using a 1990 cross-section survey of Illinois registered nurses and a model which corrects for the simultaneity between agency choice and wages (and benefits). Conditional on having decided to work, preschool children, age, and being female have significant positive effects on the decision to work for an agency, while spousal income, experience, and being white have significant negative effects. School-age children have no effect. Nurses who work for agencies value wages more in relation to benefits than nurses who work for more traditional employers.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 24 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
    Pages: 265-279

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:24:y:1998:i:3:p:265-279

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    Cited by:
    1. Susan N. Houseman & Arne L. Kalleberg & George A. Erickcek, . "The Role of Temporary Agency Employment in Tight Labor Markets," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles snhakge2003, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
    2. Andrew Goodman-Bacon & Yukako Ono, 2007. "Who are temporary nurses?," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q I, pages 2-13.

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