For the first time in nursing's history, the downsizing of hospitals, the increased use of managed care, reduced use of registered nurses and other factors may result in significant unemployment in nursing, with resulting downward adjustments in the wage.
Understanding the labor supply response of nurses to changes in the wage is critical to predicting accurately how nurses will respond to changes in the market demand as it influences wages, and determining rational policy responses to the labor market.
In this article, three generations of nursing labor research are summarized and critiqued.
Methodological issues are discussed and specific directions for future studies are suggested.
Mots-clés Pascal : Marché travail, Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Evolution, Salaire, Nursing, Comportement, Recherche appliquée, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Labour market, Nurse, Health staff, Evolution, Wage, Nursing, Behavior, Applied research, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0221368
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/09/1998.