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September 2007, Vol. 130, No. 9
Caring for America’s aging population: a profile of the direct-care workforce
Family Demographer, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.
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.
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