Direct-care workers constitute a low-wage, high-turnover workforce with low levels of health insurance; taking these characteristics into account guides the challenge of how to deal with the growing demand for long-term care by an aging U.S. population.
Monthly Labor Review
United States Department of Labor: Bureaau of Labor Statistics
Smith, Kristin E. and Baughman, Reagan A., "Caring for America’s aging population: a profile of the direct-care workforce" (2007). Monthly Labor Review. 14.