wages and working conditions in paid employment
The abrupt creation of a new category of workers based on social need, rather than market forces, dramatized an important question: why do we often see a disjuncture between the social value of work and its private, pecuniary reward?
The limits of markets also help explain why we expect workers who provide care services. This expectation, generally though not always fulfilled, makes it difficult for care workers to threaten to withdraw their services; it lowers their bargaining power.
Whatever you think about Andy Yang, you gotta love his slogan: Make America Think Again, acronymized as MATH. Yang has helped publicize the concept of a universal basic income, or UBI, and that concept itself is encouraging America to think harder about social policy.
I invoke a billionaire investor to call your attention to a particularly important divergence between value and price–the low wages of care.
The opening question of a conference titled “After the Care Crisis” at the University of Pennsylvania on November 15 and 16 2018, was “What would an equitable relationship among care workers, employers, and society look like?” unique in bringing scholars and activists together.
The World Development Report 2019 purports to explore the changing nature of work in the global economy.
Guy Standing’s arguments for a universal basic income (UBI) as a way of protecting The Precariat
On wages, working conditions and future shortages in paid care employment.
home care workers joined the national Fight for $15 about a year ago, forming a political coalition with other low-wage workers.
The British newspaper famous for its courageous investigative journalism on many different fronts wins my prize for the best reporting of the year on paid care work.
All the child care workers in the U.S. combined earn less than the top 25 hedge fund managers and traders. Wow. Even a jaded old care-work researcher like me finds this pretty startling.