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    Direct-Care Crisis Is an Opportunity: Let’s Take It

    By Jodi M. Sturgeon

    Today’s United State of Women summit at the White House includes among its themes, women’s economic empowerment. Women continue to earn 79 cents to every dollar a man earns. For women of color, the gap is even larger. African-American women earn 63 cents for every dollar earned by a man, Latinas, 54 cents.

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      By 2020, 60,000 to 70,000 geriatric social workers will be needed, yet today only less than 5 percent of social workers are specifically trained in gerontological social work.