Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Network
Peter Pitegoff, Shaping Regional Economies to Sustain Quality Work: The Cooperative Health Care Network in Hard Labor: Women and Work in the Post- Welfare Era (Joel Handler & Lucie White, eds., 1999 [out of print] OCR of Chapter 5
24 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2017
Date Written: 1999
This chapter chronicles a creative response to social retrenchment, a saga of strategic deployment of accessible resources and a reshaping of regional economic forces for the benefit of targeted labor markets. While charting its own course, CHCB is part of a mutually supportive network of health care employers and trainers, including successful home care companies in Philadelphia and the South Bronx. Together, these three corporations form the core of the Cooperative Health Care Network and employ over 500 home health aides. About 80 percent of the employees were formerly dependent on public assistance. The network [network] experience and their applicability to other employer initiatives or to broader public policy.
Keywords: welfare, welfare-to-work, employee-owners, health care, health care industry
JEL Classification: D02, D04, I18, I38, J54, K31
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