Home Health Care: Shouldn’t It Be Work Worth Doing? 157

Do you know who is going to care for you when you are old and frail? By current standards, it’s likely to be a middle-aged immigrant woman, with maybe a high school education and little if any training, making $20,000 a year. And that’s if you are lucky. If you live in rural America, you […]

Care Work as the Work of the Future

Across the world there is much gloom and doom about the impact of technological changes on jobs, as automation and other innovations are seen to threaten not just blue-collar jobs but also many forms of office work. It is true that the way that most of our economies are organised at present, heavily reliant on market mechanisms with […]

Let Us Give Our Families the Care We Give Your Families

As the American population has aged over the past 10 years, the home-care workforce has doubled in size, with more people now receiving long-term assistance in their homes than in nursing institutions. Of the more than 2 million American home-care workers—including nursing assistants, home health aides, and personal-care aides—nearly a quarter are living under the […]