Caregiving, a Generational Crisis

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Some say we are going over a caregiving cliff—too much demand for too few workers and too little respect for the uncompensated labor of family members. Caregivers don’t have the recognition, rights, or compensation they deserve and families can’t find, provide, or afford help for their youngest, oldest, and sickest members. The invisible and indispensable nature of caregiving came into sharp focus during the pandemic but responsive policies still aren’t in place. Labor activist and social innovator Ai-jen Poo advocates for new systems of care to reduce burnout, provide financial and emotional support, and acknowledge caregiving as a shared societal responsibility.

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