Psychologist Supply, Managed Care, and the Effects on Income: Fault Lines Beneath California Psychol
Pingitore, D.P., R.M. Scheffler, T. Sentell, and M. Haley. “Psychologist Supply, Managed Care, and the Effects on Income: Fault Lines Beneath California Psychologists.” Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 32.6 (Aug. 2001): 597-606.
Data from the 2000 Calffornia Survey of Psychological Practice (D. Pingitore, R. Scheffler, M. Haley, T. Sentell, & D. Schwalm, 2001) were used to measure psychologists' income variation associated with demographic characteristics, managed care participation rate, and mental health workforce supply concentrations. A 10% increase in the supply of psychologists in a psychologists' market of practice resulted in a $1,749 reduction in income compared with a $1,330 income reduction due to a 10% increase in managed care participation. The authors discuss how psychologists' income and other aspects of practice are shaped by market dynamics, trends in the psychologist workforce, and public policy.