Domestic Workers in Latin America: A Statistical Profile
Research reports, working paper
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.