Publications on domestic work

  1. Social Protection

    Extension of Social Protection to Workers in the Informal Economy in Zambia

    04 March 2016

    The summary report proposes strategic options to extend social protection to workers in the informal economy in Zambia.It summarizes the lessons learnt across four field research studies on domestic workers, small scale farmers, saw mill workers and construction workers who are usually excluded from any form of social protection.

  2. Publication

    Providing Care through Cooperatives 1: Survey and Interview Findings

    03 March 2016

    Cooperatives are emerging as an innovative type of care provider, particularly in the absence of viable public or other private options.This report lists challenges and opportunities that cooperatives face in the care sector, highlighting resources that cooperatives need in order to be viable care providers, enterprises and employers.

  3. Publication

    Outcome 5: Thematic Funding for 2014-2015 (Final Evaluation Summary)

    01 March 2016

    Project: GLO/14/67/SID - Evaluation Consultant: Julian Walker

  4. Publication

    Review of labour migration policy in Malaysia

    02 February 2016

    This report assesses the recent changes to labour migration policy in Malaysia and provides recommendations for further strengthening of the governance framework.

  5. Domestic Work Policy Brief no. 9

    Making decent work a reality for migrant domestic workers

    17 December 2015

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  6. Domestic Work Policy Brief no. 8

    Domestic work voice and representation through organizing

    15 December 2015

    This document is part of a series of briefs on issues and approaches to promoting decent work for domestic workers.

  7. Publication

    Domestic work, wages, and gender equality: Lessons from developing countries

    30 November 2015

    GED Working Paper No. 5/2015 The paper seeks to contribute to a better understanding of developments regarding labour market participation and remuneration in the domestic work sector in comparison with other sectors. It looks at the basic characteristics of female domestic workers, gaps in minimum wage coverage, compliance, and the extent of minimum wage violations. Presenting empirical evidence on labour market inequality along gender lines, the paper discusses the role of minimum wages for reducing gender disparity, questions of regulatory design and enforcement issues.

  8. Research Department Working Paper n°7

    Domestic work, wages, and gender equality: Lessons from developing countries

    25 November 2015

  9. Study

    No easy exit – Migration bans affecting women from Nepal

    20 November 2015

  10. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 66

    Minimum wage setting practices in domestic work: an inter-state analysis (India)

    10 November 2015