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Building Our Care Infrastructure for Equity, Economic Recovery and Beyond

Report Family Caregiving
September 1, 2020

This report describes how a fully financed care infrastructure—from child care and early education to care for aging adults and people with disabilities—is not only critical to a racially just and equitable economic recovery but is also key to building a pathway forward that is sustainable for all families.

Key Takeaways

The lack of a care infrastructure leaves caregivers vulnerable to economic instability and financial strain.
Care and caregiving are undervalued and underfunded as result of systemic racism and inadequate policies.
Investing in a robust care infrastructure will have swift and immediate economic impacts.

Caring for the Future

Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.

Workforce Data Center

From wages to employment statistics, find the latest data on the direct care workforce.