Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on it
June 15th, 1pm-2pm ET
Hosted by Asset Funders Network and Economic Opportunity Funders
When you combine the 53 million unpaid caregivers with the nearly 5.7 million people working in the care sector — primarily women of color earning low wages and devoid of benefits and protections — and the people who benefit from that care, the issue of care impacts everyone.
Misunderstood, Underfunded and Undervalued
The care economy, historically undervalued and underfunded, is an intersectional and intergenerational issue encompassing childcare, early childhood education, home-based care for older adults and people with disabilities as well as the caregivers who provide the associated services.