Ofelia Bersabe, Santa Clara, Calif. • The Home Health AideCreditRyan Pfluger for The New York Times
Personal-service providers — “servants,” as they once were called — tend to be poorly paid. There is little job security; the benefits are meager; the work is physically demanding and emotionally draining. It is not particularly surprising that women and immigrants have been more likely to take these jobs than native-born men. For many of the caretaking service jobs, less than 10 percent of the work force is male.
"The Future of Work: The Jobs Americans Do" via The New York Times