The impact of changes in education requirements on nurses’ labour market outcomes

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Lady Bolongaita
(University of Toronto)

Date: Friday, November 16th, 2018
Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: UC 44
 (15 King’s College Circle)

Abstract: Most Canadian provinces have changed their minimum entry-to-practice education requirement for Registered Nurses (RNs) from a diploma to a baccalaureate degree. This study aims to determine the impact of policy change on RNs’ labour market outcomes, and to investigate the impact of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) on labour market outcomes. Based on our findings, this talk will propose that jurisdictions should consider the impact of the policy change on targeted as well as non-targeted nurse categories, across care sectors.

Biography: Lady Bolongaita is a student fellow at the Canadian Centre for Health Economics. She is a registered nurse and a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation in the Health Economics stream. Her research focuses on the labour supply decisions of Canadian regulated nurses, specifically nurses’ decision to participate in the labour force, number of hours devoted to working and choice of sector of employment. Lady also explores regulated nurses’ retirement timing using a panel survey.

Breakfast refreshments will be served.