Care workers are disproportionately women: Gender breakdown of all workers, home health care workers, and child care workers

Men Women
All workers 53.1% 46.9%
Home health care workers 11.4% 88.6%
Child care workers 6.0% 94.0%

Note: To ensure sufficient sample sizes, this figure draws from pooled 2018–2020 microdata.

Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.18 (2021),

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