Publications on domestic work

  1. Publication

    Transnational Migration of Domestic and Care Workers in Asia Pacific

    14 March 2017

    This report examines the patterns of and policies related to migration of domestic and care workers in East and Southeast Asia, a sub-region within Asia.

  2. Publication

    Fair recruitment and decent work for women migrant workers in South Asia and the Middle East - Global Component - Midterm Evaluation Summary

    02 March 2017

    Project: GLO/13/53/UKM - Evaluation consultants: Amy Jersild, Asha D'Souza, Hanan Kwinana, Jhabindra Bhandari

  3. Publication

    ILO Inter-regional Knowledge Sharing Forum Report - Good practices and lessons learned on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia

    21 February 2017

  4. Publication

    Formalizing domestic work

    05 December 2016

    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.

  5. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families

    Executive summary of Decent work for migrant domestic workers : Moving the agenda forward

    24 November 2016

    This report is part of a broader ILO strategy to promote Decent Work for Domestic Workers. It builds on knowledge generated in the context of the European Union-funded Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (2013–2016).

  6. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families

    Decent work for migrant domestic workers: Moving the agenda forward

    24 November 2016

    This report is part of a broader ILO strategy to promote Decent Work for Domestic Workers. It builds on knowledge generated in the context of the European Union-funded Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (2013–2016).

  7. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 79

    Initial effects of Constitutional Amendment 72 on domestic work in Brazil

    01 August 2016

  8. MDW Information Guide

    Information Guide for Domestic Workers in Zimbabwe

    22 July 2016

    As part of the GAP-MDW Zimbabwe/Lesotho-South Africa migration corridor project, this information guide has been created for domestic workers in Zimbabwe.

  9. MDW Information Guide

    Information Guide for Zimbabwe Migrant Domestic Workers in South Africa

    22 July 2016

    As part of the GAP-MDW Zimbabwe/Lesotho-South Africa migration corridor project, partners have created an information guide for workers emigrating to South Africa.

  10. Discussion paper

    Interregional knowledge sharing forum on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia

    03 May 2016

    This is a discussion paper for the interregional knowledge sharing forum on Good practices and lessons learned on promoting international cooperation and partnerships to realize a fair migration agenda for migrant domestic workers in Africa, the Arab States and Asia. The forum aims to promote: (i) the sharing of good practices and innovations for protecting domestic workers; (ii) priority-setting and consensus-building between countries of origin on issues related to the protection of migrant domestic workers; and, (iii) priority-setting and consensus-building between countries of origin and countries of destination.