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Do wages matter?: A backward bend in the 2004 California RN labor supply

Tellez, Michelle, Spetz, Joanne, Seago, Jean Ann, Harrington, Charlene M. and Kitchener, Martin James 2009. Do wages matter?: A backward bend in the 2004 California RN labor supply. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice 10 (3) , pp. 195-203. 10.1177/1527154409354386

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Abstract

Using data from the 2004 California Board of Registered Nursing Survey, a two-stage least-square equation was estimated to examine the effect of wages on hours worked by female registered nurses. Wages were found to have a nonlinear effect on hours worked, with a backward bending supply curve. Wages had a positive effect on the average hours worked per week up to $24.99 per hour and a negative effect between $30.00 and $100.00 per hour when compared with the wage category of $25.00 to $29.99. Results suggest that wages are important to secure the labor supply but do not increase aggregate supply beyond a wage threshold.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Uncontrolled Keywords: Registered nurse supply ; Wages ; Labor economics ; Backward bend
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 1527-1544
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:12
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/18136

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