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Women make up the vast majority of the health care workforce across all settings, including hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities (which have seen overwhelming numbers of severely ill COVID-19 patients), as well as ambulatory care settings like doctors’ and dentists’ offices. Women – disproportionately Black women and Latinas – also make up more than eight in ten of those working as home health aides, personal care aides, and nursing assistants. These women are among the lowest paid workers across all industries and occupations, meaning they are risking their lives to care for patients while being paid poverty-level wages.

Published On: December 14, 2020Associated Issues: Job QualityLow-Paid JobsWorkplace Justice
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