The large-scale movement of women into the paid labor market has brought sweeping change into family life and also in who cares for the elderly and children. This brief studies workers in two low wage, predominantly female care-giving occupations plagued with high turnover, direct care workers and child care workers. It provides a better understanding of how they fare when compared with other female workers and discusses factors that contribute to their continued employment.
National Policy Brief No. 7
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
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Smith, Kristin and Baughman, Reagan A., "Low wages prevalent In direct care and child care workforce" (2007). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 25.
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