Domestic workers across the world

Book Name : Domestic workers across the world_x000D_
Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

By by International Labour Office

Sub Title : Global and regional statistics and the extent of legal protection

Written by : by International Labour Office

Subject Category : Economics

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The adoption of new international labour standards on domestic work (Convention No. 189 and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201) by the ILO at its 100th International Labour Conference in June 2011 represents a key milestone on the path to the realization of decent work for domestic workers. This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation. The volume presents national statistics and new global and regional estimates on the number of domestic workers. It shows that domestic workers represent a significant share of the labour force worldwide and that domestic work is an important source of wage employment for women, especially in Latin America and Asia. It also examines the extent of inclusion or exclusion of domestic workers from key working conditions laws. In particular, it analyses how many domestic workers are covered by working time provisions, minimum wage legislation and maternity protection. The results demonstrate that under current national laws, substantial gaps in protection still remain. The volume concludes with a summary of the main findings and a reflection on the relevance of the newly adopted international standards to extend legal protection to domestic workers. International Labour Office; January 2013 ISBN 9789221252740 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Domestic workers across the world Author: International Labour Office Imprint: International Labour Office Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > By industry or trade Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Economic growth, development, planning Business > Economics Business > International Business > Labor Law > Labor & Employment Social Science ISBNs 9221252744 9789221252733 9789221252740

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Labor. Work. Working class - By industry or trade Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Economic growth, development, planning Business - Economics Business - International Business - Labor Law - Labor & Employment Social Science

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