Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Can I Ever Retire? The Plight of Migrant Filipino Elderly Caregivers in Los Angeles
- Author(s): Nazareno, Jennifer P
- Parreñas, Rhacel S
- Fan, Yu-Kang
- et al.
The report is based on a 100-person survey with Filipino elderly caregivers in Los Angeles. We organized our findings into the following sections: Demographics, Age of Migration, Labor Conditions, Health Care and Living Expenses. The data particularly highlights the precarious labor conditions that Filipino elderly caregivers continue to face including job insecurity and lack of work standards. For example, they can instantly lose their job once the care recipient no longer needs their services or passes away.