The Long-Term Gender and Race Issues in Long-Term Care

Lincoln Memorial University Law Review 2020

19 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2021

Date Written: November 28, 2020

Abstract

Women outlive men, and, as a consequence, comprise the majority of residents in both the home health and nursing home long-term care settings. Their caregivers are also overwhelmingly-women -- 91% of nursing assistants in nursing homes, for example. And those caregivers are largely non-white. Long-term care has long been regarded as "women's work," beginning with its slavery antecedents in the home setting. This article explores the connection between the devaluing of long-term care, which is largely state-funded through Medicaid, and the gender and race dynamics of long-term care.

Keywords: Gender, aging, long-term care, race, Medicaid

JEL Classification: J14, J15, J31

Suggested Citation

Williams, Brendan, The Long-Term Gender and Race Issues in Long-Term Care (November 28, 2020). Lincoln Memorial University Law Review 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3742367

Brendan Williams (Contact Author)

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