Care workers are disproportionately women of color: Gender and race/ethnicity breakdown of all workers, home health care workers, and child care workers
|Men||White women||Black women||Hispanic women||AAPI women||Women of other race/ethnicity|
|Home health care workers||11.4%||34.0%||26.1%||20.1%||7.0%||1.4%|
|Child care workers||6.0%||53.1%||14.1%||22.3%||3.3%||1.2%|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Notes: To ensure sufficient sample sizes, this figure draws from pooled 2018–2020 microdata. AAPI refers to Asian American/Pacific Islander. Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, AAPI non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race).
Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.18 (2021), https://microdata.epi.org.