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Formalizing domestic work

Formalizing domestic work

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by IDWFED published Dec 05, 2016 12:00 AM
Contributors: ILO
This new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.

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INTRODUCTION

Many countries around the world are at the onset of a care crisis: with the ageing of the population, and continually increasing rates of female labour participation, families are increasingly turning to domestic workers to care for their homes, children, and ageing parents. While an increasing share of domestic work is part of the formal economy, domestic work remains one of the sectors with the highest share of informal employment. This new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
FOREWORD
FORMALIZING DOMESTIC WORK
I. THE DOMESTIC WORK SECTOR
A major and expanding sector
II. INFORMALITY-FORMALITY OF EMPLOYMENT IN DOMESTIC WORK
1. DIVERSE MANIFESTATIONS OF INFORMALITY
2. INFORMALITY-FORMALITY CONTINUUM
3. THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: AT THE CENTRE OF FORMALIZATION
4. DRIVERS OF INFORMALITY AND FORMALITY IN DOMESTIC WORK
5. ROLE OF LABOUR REGULATIONS
6. SOCIAL INSURANCE SCHEMES
7. OTHER LABOUR MARKET INSTITUTIONS
7.1. Private recruitment and employment agencies
7.2. Corporate employers of domestic workers
7.3. Organizations of workers and employers
8. NORMS, VALUES, TRADITIONS, PERCEPTIONS
8.1. Private household, private sphere
8.2. Private households as employers
8.3. Extension of women’s unpaid work; not a “real job”; job of last resort
8.4. Confluence of low social status, discrimination and inequality

 

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http://www.ilo.org/travail/whatwedo/publications/WCMS_536998/lang--en/index.htm
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