In MA, the paid care sector makes up 22% of the labor force (or 800,000 workers). This sector is worth $46.8 billion annually, and represents 13% of the Commonwealth’s GDP. And new research shows that if you add the value of informal and unpaid care work, the sector represents 36% of GDP. According to the new research, “Commonwealth residents 16 and older spend an average of 4.8 hours per day providing unpaid care or supervising those who need care.”
On Tuesday, October 20th at 4PM, at our offices (32-34 Hampden St. in downtown Springfield), The Springfield Institute will be hosting a discussion with the report’s authors. This discussion will be the third in a series (the others will be at UMass Lowell and UMass Boston).
The discussion series is co-sponsored by:
- UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work
- UMass Boston Center for Social Policy
- UMass Amherst Center for Public Policy and Administration
- Center for Popular Economics