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Making Care Work Pay

Report Wages & Benefits
September 22, 2020

This report analyzes how paying direct care workers a living wage in their respective states would support their economic well-being, improve productivity, and benefit the overall economy.


Key Takeaways

Raising wages for direct care workers offers several benefits to individuals, care recipients, and the economy.
Benefits for direct care workers could lead to economic growth and lower costs for public assistance programs.
When direct care workers are paid more, employers see less turnover and recipients experience better care.

Caring for the Future

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

Workforce Data Center

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