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The Future of Care Work: Improving the Quality of America’s Fastest-Growing Jobs

Report Training & Advanced Roles
July 11, 2005

This report examines the potential impact of changes in job distribution and the growth of direct care work on women’s employment quality in the future.

Key Takeaways

The number of care jobs will grow significantly as the population ages.
With low earnings and limited access to employment benefits, many direct care workers struggle to make ends meet.
Persistently insufficient public funding has hindered job quality improvement for direct care workers.
Contributing Authors
Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., and Ariane Hegewisch, M.Phil., Institute for Women’s Policy Research

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