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Title: The Influence of Age and Sector on the Occupational Therapists Labour Market in Ontario
Authors: Hastie, Robyn
Advisor: Deber, Raisa Berlin
Department: Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
Keywords: Health Care Management
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Issue Date: 10-Aug-2009
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to analyze factors related to labour market survival and withdrawal behaviour in the profession of Occupational Therapy in Ontario from 1997 to 2006. To provide a portrait of the OT labour market in Ontario overall, and in relation to sector and age, three types of analysis were used: descriptive statistics (including “stay, switch, and leave” analysis), “Stickiness” and “Inflow” analysis, and survival analysis. The largest proportion of OTs worked in the Hospital sector, which had a great ability to retain OTs according to the “Stickiness” analysis. However, when controlling for other variables using survival analysis, none of the sector variables had a significant effect on survival. The youngest and oldest age groups had the highest propensity of leave, due to mobility, family commitments, and retiring (oldest group only). Overall, the profession in Ontario had a strong ability to retain OTs working in the profession during the study period.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17513
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