Making it Work: Care, Blackness, and Generational Values

AUTHOR: SADE DOZAN

SUBJECT: economy, care crisis, occupational segregation, structural racism, sexism, wages & benefits, career mobility, BIPOC women, poor job quality

Care Matters: A Report Card for Care Policies in the States

AUTHOR: JULIE KASHEN

SUBJECT: Pandemic, invest in care, structural racism, sexism, care crisis, economy, states, policy implementation, BIPOC women, poor job quality

When Public Investments Benefit Black People, White Elites Historically Work Overtime To Stop It

When Public Investments Benefit Black People, White Elites Historically Work Overtime To Stop It As Congress rushes to deliver bills to make crucial investments in infrastructure, jobs and families, much resistance is coming from those who pretend to fret over budget deficits and the federal debt. These irresponsible and dangerous arguments about the debt and… Continue reading When Public Investments Benefit Black People, White Elites Historically Work Overtime To Stop It

PHI Releases New Annual Data on the U.S. Direct Care Workforce

PHI Releases New Annual Data on the U.S. Direct Care Workforce NEW YORK — In 2020, as this country began grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, direct care workers nationwide continued to struggle in poverty-level jobs across all long-term care settings, according to a new report from PHI, the nation’s leading expert on the direct care… Continue reading PHI Releases New Annual Data on the U.S. Direct Care Workforce

Private Equity’s Potential Payday From Build Back Better

Private Equity’s Potential Payday From Build Back Better Legislation with the size and scope of the $4 trillion “Build Back Better” agenda is like a Bat-Signal for lobbyists, urging them to swarm Capitol Hill without delay. Literally thousands of companies, organizations, and trade groups have lobbied on one or more of the bills in this… Continue reading Private Equity’s Potential Payday From Build Back Better

These workers were left out of the New Deal. They’ve been fighting for better pay ever since.

These workers were left out of the New Deal. They’ve been fighting for better pay ever since. President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan contains one particular provision that looks much different from physical infrastructure: $400 billion to make long-term care cheaper and raise care workers’ wages. For health care policy experts, the need… Continue reading These workers were left out of the New Deal. They’ve been fighting for better pay ever since.

Women in health care are at a breaking point — and they’re leaving

Women in health care are at a breaking point — and they’re leaving Julie Conboy Russo had been a nurse for almost 40 years. She didn’t want to leave the field, but she didn’t feel she had a choice.   In November, COVID-19 cases were climbing nationally. Russo, who at the time worked in a… Continue reading Women in health care are at a breaking point — and they’re leaving

Capitalism and the Caring Economy

Capitalism and the Caring Economy Joe Biden’s American Families Plan is something of a miracle. It carries out goals that advocates have only dreamed of. These include $225 billion for day care, so that no family pays more than 7 percent of its income on child care; universal pre-kindergarten; paid family and medical leave; as well as… Continue reading Capitalism and the Caring Economy

Barriers for Black women set U.S. economy back by $500 billion, report finds

Barriers for Black women set U.S. economy back by $500 billion, report finds The wage gap and barriers to economic mobility have not only set Black women’s advancement back, but also depressed the United States economy by about $507 billion over the past six decades, according to a new report from financial services firm S&P… Continue reading Barriers for Black women set U.S. economy back by $500 billion, report finds

Higher wages, better training and flexibility are keys to growing home care economy, policy makers say

Higher wages, better training and flexibility are keys to growing home care economy, policy makers say Home care workers must be better paid, better trained and more flexible in their skills as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. That was the message Thursday during a webinar about strengthening the direct care workforce. The nonpartisan research… Continue reading Higher wages, better training and flexibility are keys to growing home care economy, policy makers say