“The health care-sector workforce is racialized in that BIPOC are concentrated in female-dominated direct care and reproductive occupations, occupations that reflects our historic dependence WOC—and especially Black women—to perform the “dirty work”...” https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200908.133196/full/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=hat&utm_campaign=blog&utm_content=dill&
... in domestic spaces as slaves, servants, and low-wage workers.

We argue that health care organizations can address racial inequity by raising wages and creating advancement opportunities for workers in direct care and reproductive occupations.”
“Direct care occupations are those that provide hands-on care for patients such as bathing, dressing, and feeding, and include nursing assistants, home health aides, and patient care technicians.”/3
“Reproductive occupations are those that perform supportive tasks such as cleaning and cooking, and include housekeeping and dietary workers.”/4
“A recent research study found that about 50 percent of Black and Latina female direct care workers earn less than $15 per hour, and only 10 percent have employer-based health insurance coverage.”/5
“The authors estimated that increasing the minimum wage to $15 would result in a reduction of household poverty rates among female health care workers by up to 27 percent.”/6
“Furthermore, increasing wages may benefit health care organizations because minimum wage increases have been linked to reductions in injuries and illnesses and decreased worker turnover, with no impact on nursing home profits.”/7
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