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This research examines the phenomenon of care occupations paying less than other occupations with similar levels of human capital investment. The paper evaluates the high concentration of women, especially Black women, the resulting wage penalties, social closure theory, temporal flexibility, and positive externalities as possible explanations for this problem. Potential solutions like raising the minimum wage and subsidizing education for care workers are also addressed.
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Dayton, Allison B., "More Care and Less Pay: The Phenomenon of Low Wages Among Care Occupations" (2023). Student Publications. 1072.
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Written for ECON 252: Gender Issues in Economics.