Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
Medicaid expansions were used to examine the effects of a surge in demand for primary care on the labor participation of registered nurses (RN) in outpatient settings relative to hospitals. Using difference-in-differences and two-way fixed effects with the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample single-year 2010 through 2017 files, I find an increase in the probability of an RN working in an outpatient setting among (1) young, unmarried RNs with a maximum household income of 501 percent of the federal poverty level and (2) young unmarried RNs who have at least one child under age 6. These results are consistent with relatively high hospital turnover rates and strong labor force attachment among RNs in these demographic groups.
Weissner, Deborah R., "Effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Labor Participation of Female Registered Nurses in Outpatient Care" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.