Limited data exists describing income or practice characteristics for Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in the US. The income of CPMs depends on many factors, since they practice outside of the hospital and do not typically receive a predictable salary. This study of Washington CPMs addresses the lack of information on CPM income and the factors that may affect income. Midwives were invited to participate in a survey and share information about annual income, practice type, birth volume, and many other variables. Twenty-eight respondents from ten different counties participated, an 18% response rate. Demographics and practice characteristics varied widely. CPM income in Washington was identified. An increase in reported income was observed with birth center ownership and working in a group practice. The results could have many applications, including legislative advocacy, working toward career sustainability, informing prospective midwives, or informing further research on CPM career and income.
|School Location:||United States -- Washington|
|Source:||MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Womens studies, Alternative Medicine, Economics|
|Keywords:||Income, Midwifery, Midwives, Practice characteristics, Salary|
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