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Low Wages and Scant Benefits Leave Many In-Home Workers Unable to Make Ends Meet

November 1, 2013

This issue brief provides a comprehensive overview of demographics and job quality for home care workers. The brief finds that home care workers are predominantly women who face immense economic hardship. This is especially prominent in comparison to other U.S. workers.

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Key Takeaways

Most home care workers are women.
Home care jobs are often characterized by low pay and limited hours.
Home care workers are more likely to live in poverty than workers in other occupations.

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