Inclusive health care

The Persistence of Our Gendered Care Deficit

These days, it’s impossible to talk about the future of work without reflexively meandering to the same question: Will robots take our jobs? While that’s not an unfounded concern, it plasters over another key issue: Who will care for us in the future? We can trace this impending challenge to two key developments. The first, that populations the world over are aging. By 2030, nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population—some 150 million people—will be either over the age of 65 or under the age of 15. The second, that the number of women entering the workforce will continue to grow. ….[READ]