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Domestic Workers in Latin America: A Statistical Profile

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by Meredith McBride published Jun 01, 2010 12:00 AM
A report prepared by Victor Tokman at the request of the International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF) and the global network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).

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This is a summary of a paper entitled “Domestic Services in Latin America: Statistical Profile for Regulations” that Victor Tokman prepared at the request of the International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF) and the global network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).

Domestic work is an important occupation, involving a significant proportion of the workforce in Latin American. Most domestic work, especially by women, is informal: that is, performed outside the realm of labour contracts and social protection.

This note summarizes official data on urban domestic employment in 19 Latin American countries.

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