Kojo Nnamdi Podcast with Michael Clemens - Care Workers Around the World


kojoThe vast majority of people who care for children, the elderly and disabled in wealthy places like the United States come from developing countries. It's work that some say falls into the "3-D" category (dirty, difficult and demeaning). Immigrants who do these jobs are typically paid poorly and offered few basic workplace protections. It's a trend that's also creating care gaps in the families and societies these workers leave behind. We look at both ends of what’s known as the “global care chain.”


Michael Clemens, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Sonya Michel, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, University of Maryland

Manuel Orozco, Director, Remittances and Development Program at Inter-American Dialogue

[To Listen: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/audio-player?nid=21883]

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