The Factors Affecting the Wage of Home Care Workers: Focusing on Incheon Metropolitan City

재가요양보호사의 임금 수준에 영향을 미치는 요인: 인천광역시를 중심으로

Ha, Seok Cheol

  • Received : 2018.11.02
  • Accepted : 2018.12.24
  • Published : 2019.01.28


The purpose of this study is to examine factors affecting the wage of home care workers in Incheon. For this study, 306 home care workers in Incheon were analyzed. Personal factors, work environmental factors, and regional factors were entered in the analytic model. Results showed that education level, license, employment status, work hours, and service types were associated with the wage of home care workers. Also, factors related to the supply and demand of long-term care (i.e., the number of long-term care facilities per 100 care workers, the number of long-term care facilities per 100 benefit recipients, the number of care workers per benefit recipients) were positively associated with the wage. Policy implications are discussed.


Incheon Metropolitan City;Home Care Workers;Wage Level;Supply and Demand;Regional Factors