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Can Social Safety Nets Help Fight Income Inequality; An All-inclusive Elder-care Program in NYC; and Challenges that the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlighted for Mothers

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has a discussion on whether technological progress is the root cause of the decline in worker’s wages and whether stronger unions and social safety nets could help fight income inequality, He also looks at an all-inclusive elder-care program here in the New York City area. And on this Mother’s Day weekend, Monsignor looks at the particular challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted for mothers.

Dr. Alexander Guschanski is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom, as well as a member of the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability. Prof. Guschanski shares with us a bit about his research into the question of whether technological progress is the root cause of the decline of wage share, or whether that decline is caused by policy decisions to weaken organized labor and dismantle social safety nets. Can stronger unions and social safety nets help to fight income inequality?

Elizabeth Rosado is the Vice President of the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) for ArchCare Senior Life, the Continuum of Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York. Elizabeth Rosado shares with us a bit about her work at ArchCare Senior Life, a nationally recognized model of care designed for people aged 55 or older who require nursing home level care but would rather receive it at home in their own community, and how she and her associates at assist older adults who need care in their own spaces while maintaining their dignity.

Juliana Horowitz, Ph. D. is the Associate Director of Research at Pew Research Center in Washington D.C. During this weekend that we celebrate Mother’s Day, Dr. Juliana Horowitz shares us a bit about a report that Pew Research Center released back on March 17, 2021 entitled: “The Pandemic has Highlighted many Challenges for Mothers, But They Aren’t Necessarily New.” The report discusses some of the challenges that the pandemic brought to the forefront for mothers, as well as highlighting some of the system difficulties that mothers continue to face in caring for their families day in and day out – regardless of the challenges of the pandemic.

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