The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects care jobs to grow 33 percent by 2029, resulting in home care jobs becoming one of the fastest-growing jobs in America. Yet care jobs are often low-paying, stressful, and unpredictable. Nine out of 10 home health workers are women, 62 percent are people of color, and one-third are immigrants. 

Tune into New America and Slate’s podcast episode titled Caregiving in America – the Dignity Gap on the Better Life Lab podcast. 


  • Brittany Williams, home care worker living in Washington state, and a member of a union representing caregivers.
  • Danielle Williams, Brittany’s mother, a home care worker in Arkansas. She earns about half of what Brittany does, and few benefits.
  • Ai-Jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and a MacArthur “Genius” award winner named among the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune.

The podcast is a partnership of New America and Slate, and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.