Paying the Price for a Broken Healthcare System: Rethinking Employment, Labor, and Work in a Post-Pandemic World

Avgar, Ariel C., Adrienne E. Eaton, Rebecca Kolins Givan, and Adam Seth Litwin. 2020. “Paying the Price for a Broken Healthcare System: Rethinking Employment, Labor, and Work in a Post-Pandemic World.” Work & Occupations 47(3): 267-279.

13 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2020

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Ariel C. Avgar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor & Employment Relations and College of Medicine

Adrienne E. Eaton

Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

Rebecca Kolins Givan

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Adam Seth Litwin

Cornell University

Date Written: August 1, 2020

Abstract

Even before the word pandemic reentered the lexicon, pressures stemming from institutional and technological change challenged policymakers and provider organizations to rethink core features of the manner in which we deliver healthcare. This essay introduces a special issue devoted to the consequences of change on the healthcare sector’s varied stakeholders. It does so in the context of our eventual, post-coronavirus reemergence and a renewed interest in remaking the healthcare system in light of its obvious deficiencies. Towards that end, we introduce the five papers composing this special issue, each of which informs the ways that change actually transpires in healthcare organizations and systems.

Keywords: healthcare, organizations, labor relations, professions, organizational behavior, technological change, COVID-19, unions

Suggested Citation

Avgar, Ariel C. and Eaton, Adrienne and Givan, Rebecca Kolins and Litwin, Adam Seth, Paying the Price for a Broken Healthcare System: Rethinking Employment, Labor, and Work in a Post-Pandemic World (August 1, 2020). Avgar, Ariel C., Adrienne E. Eaton, Rebecca Kolins Givan, and Adam Seth Litwin. 2020. “Paying the Price for a Broken Healthcare System: Rethinking Employment, Labor, and Work in a Post-Pandemic World.” Work & Occupations 47(3): 267-279., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3743425

Ariel C. Avgar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor & Employment Relations and College of Medicine

504 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820-6297
United States

Adrienne Eaton

Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations ( email )

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United States

Rebecca Kolins Givan

Rutgers University, New Brunswick ( email )

New Brunswick, NJ
United States

Adam Seth Litwin (Contact Author)

Cornell University ( email )

ILR School
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