Regulating the care boom: Labor standards and in-home care work in three U.S. cities

Grant Type: doctoral

Grant Year: 2019

Grant Amount: $15,000

Grant description:

This research seeks to understand how institutional interventions affect the realization of labor standards within the rapidly growing in-home care industry. Specifically, how do labor unions, government-civil society collaborations, and industry standards boards affect employer compliance, workers’ ability to claim their rights, and resulting wages and job quality? Using targeted Facebook, Inc. advertising to conduct surveys in multiple languages, the project will include a comparative analysis of New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—cities with more robust protections for in-home care workers.

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