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The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Richard Schweid


The number of elderly and disabled Americans in need of home health care is increasing annually, even as the pool of people — almost always women — willing to do this job gets smaller and smaller. This book takes readers inside the reality of home health care by following the lives of women training and working as home health aides in the South Bronx. The book examines home health care in detail, focusing on the women who tend to our elderly and disabled loved ones and how we fail to value their work. They are paid minimum wage so that we might be absent, getting on with our own lives. The boo ... More

Keywords: home health care, home health aide, income inequality, health care providers, South Bronx

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501754104
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Schweid, author