PBS NewsHour

Why does one of the most needed jobs pay so poorly?

Clip: 07/26/2018 | 8m 27s | Video has closed captioning.

With about 10,000 baby boomers retiring every single day, home care is one of the fastest growing, most needed occupations in America. But there's a problem: The current median pay is just $10.49 per hour. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on why these vital workers get paid so little.

Aired: 07/26/18

Rating: NR

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