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Home Health Care Workers: Immigrants Can Help Care for an Aging U.S. Population

May 28, 2021

As the U.S. population ages, home health care workers are projected to be the third fastest-growing occupation. Immigrants accounted for 25% of personal care aides and 38% of home health aides. They have proven to be essential but often overlooked health care workers.The focus of this paper is to provide background on the crisis, highlight the home health care industry, and offer some recommendations on how to mitigate against labor shortages and secure the needed home health care services for the aging U.S. population.

Room to Grow: Setting Immigration Levels in a Changing America

February 3, 2021

This paper provides a recommendation for setting evidence-backed immigration levels that combat the worst effects of demographic decline and protect the nation's social and economic health. A modern immigration system is necessary to respond to modern challenges, and increasing immigration levels will help us both provide for our elderly population and give us confidence in the country we are leaving to our children and grandchildren.