CEPR - Center for Economic and Policy Research
Direct Care Work

CEPR researches and offers policy solutions on direct care work issues related to affordability and access of care recipients to quality care and quality of jobs and pay of direct care workers.


Caring for Caregivers in Retirement: Social Security Works for Direct Care Workers

July 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Maintaining and Improving Social Security for Direct Care Workers

November 2011, Shawn Fremstad

Improving Job Quality: Direct Care Workers in the U.S.

September 2011, Eileen Appelbaum and Carrie Leana

Implementing the Coverage Provisions of Health Care Reform: What’s at Stake for Direct Care Workers
January 2011, Shawn Fremstad

Improving Direct Care Work: Integrating, Research and Practice
July 2009, Michele Ochsner, Carrie Leana and Eileen Appelbaum

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Labor Market Policy Research Reports, February 9 – 22, 2013

Labor Market Policy Research Reports July 14 – 20, 2012

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, Sept. 5 – Sept. 16, 2011

Labor Market Policy Research Reports, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2011

Op-Eds & Columns

Mother's Day Is Different This Year

Eileen Appelbaum
The Huffington Post, May 7, 2013

Decent Wages, Decent Society
Eileen Appelbaum
Boston Review, January/February 2011


The Impact of Social Policies and Workplace Law

Managing the Cinderella Workforce: Management Practices and Job Quality in Direct Care Work

Press Releases

New CEPR and Inclusion Paper Examines the Effects of Unionization on Low- Wage Workers
August 27, 2007


Comments on Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service
February 22, 2012, U.S. Department of Labor

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