Care Earnings in the United States and European Union: The Role of Social Policy and Labour Market Institutions (LIEPP Working Paper, n°115)

Emanuele Ferragina & Zachary Parolin
Care occupations are strongly gendered and remain relatively poorly paid, particularly in the United States. Prior research points to individual, relational, and market- valuation factors in explaining the relative earnings of care workers. In contrast, this study applies a comparative institutional perspective to investigate cross-national differences in the relative earnings of care workers. Using merged data from the U.S. Current Population Survey and EU-SILC, we find that national variance in labour market and welfare state...
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