Care Workers Around the World

Care Workers Around the World

We look at the rapidly growing need for care workers in the U.S., and what it means for the families and societies left behind.

The vast majority of people who care for children, the elderly and disabled in wealthy places like the United States come from developing countries. It's work that some say falls into the "3-D" category (dirty, difficult and demeaning). Immigrants who do these jobs are typically paid poorly and offered few basic workplace protections. It's a trend that's also creating care gaps in the families and societies these workers leave behind. We look at both ends of what’s known as the “global care chain.”

Guests

Michael Clemens

Senior fellow, Center for Global Development

Sonya Michel

Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Professor of History, University of Maryland

Manuel Orozco

Director, Remittances and Development Program, Inter-American Dialogue

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