Evaluating the Impact of Personal Characteristics of Dentists on Workforce Participation

This study will expand upon previous work by the OHWRC discussing gender diversification in dentistry. The study will use data from both the individual and household portions of the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS) to assess variation in workforce participation patterns among dentists related to various personal variables that are not available elsewhere. This project will evaluate differences in employment/ownership status and hours worked across gender and age cohorts among dentists in the US as well as the impact of commuting and location of work, disability status, income, marital status, spouse occupation and income, having children, age(s) of children, and other family characteristics.