The Biden-Harris administration’s proposed investment in care infrastructure would benefit caregivers, those who receive care—and the country’s bottom line. Investing in the care workforce has both the intangible human benefits of a well-cared-for society, as well as the dollars-and-cents benefit of generating increased economic activity.
Author: Lenore Palladino
Lenore Palladino is assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics and a research associate at the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute, as well as a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Prior to joining UMass, Palladino was senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute and a lecturer in economics at Smith College. She was previously vice president for advocacy at Demos and a lecturer in economics at New York University. She holds a Ph.D. from the New School University in economics and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
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