January 2018

posted 01.26.2018
By Alison Biggar Jessica Bruder, 39, an adjunct professor in the New York–based Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, set out to write a book about a 21st century labor issue, chronicling itinerant workers who toil for companies like Amazon and other seasonal employers. With…
posted 01.24.2018
By Stephen Campbell One million immigrants are employed in the direct care workforce in the United States—as personal care aides, home health aides and nursing assistants who provide daily hands-on assistance to older adults and people with disabilities. The ever-rising de­mand for direct care…
posted 01.22.2018
By María Isabel Capiello and Eulimar Núñez When a deportation happens, especially of a middle-age adult living with children and parents, older adults often lose not only a son or a daughter, but also a vital source of stability. Even as the elder stays in the adopted country, their…