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Factors Affecting The Labor Supply Decisions Of Registered Nurses

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  • Simon Condliffe
  • Charles R. Link
  • Sezin Zengin Farias Martinez

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We estimate the labor force participation and the full‐time and part‐time work decisions of female registered nurses (RNs) and find higher wages are not a significant factor to (a) increase the likelihood of working nor (b) to encourage full‐time work. Another key factor is age which, given the aging of the RN population, foreshadows dwindling labor supply. This, while demand for RNs is predicted to continue to rise, will exacerbate labor shortages in the market for RNs. The results also offer insight to explain the reduction in labor supply wage elasticities for female workers in general in the United States. (JEL I11, J22, J44)

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  • Simon Condliffe & Charles R. Link & Sezin Zengin Farias Martinez, 2020. "Factors Affecting The Labor Supply Decisions Of Registered Nurses," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 38(1), pages 127-138, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:38:y:2020:i:1:p:127-138
    DOI: 10.1111/coep.12433
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    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J44 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Professional Labor Markets and Occupations

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