Publications on domestic work

  1. 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.

  2. Introductory guide

    Labour inspection and other compliance mechanisms in the domestic work sector

    26 November 2015

    This publication aims to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges for compliance in the domestic work sector. It also identifies how countries have defined policies and practices to provide better services to domestic workers and their employers in the domain of working conditions, with a specific focus on labour inspection. The guide provides information in a user-friendly manner, aiming to assist member States to identify practical measures to address non-compliance issues and to better shape the action of relevant institutions, in particular labour inspectorates, to bring the laws protecting domestic workers into practice.

  3. Research Department Working Paper n°7

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

    25 November 2015

  4. Study

    No easy exit – Migration bans affecting women from Nepal

    20 November 2015

  5. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 66

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

    10 November 2015

  6. Publication

    Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in an Irregular Situation

    30 October 2015

    Study of undcoumented Migrant Domestic Worker vulnerability to abuse and exploitation.

  7. Publication

    Ukraine Migrant Domestic Worker Q&A leaflet

    01 September 2015

    As part of the GAP-MDW Ukraine-Poland Corridor project, partners have created an "information passport" and complementary Q&A leaflet for Ukrainian domestic workers emigrating to Poland.

  8. MDW Information Passport

    Ukraine Migrant Domestic Worker "Information Passport"

    01 September 2015

    As part of the GAP-MDW Ukraine-Poland Corridor project, partners have created an "information passport" and complementary Q&A leaflet for Ukrainian domestic workers emigrating to Poland.

  9. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 58

    The Long Journey Home: The Contested Exclusion and Inclusion of Domestic Workers from Federal Wage and Hour Protections in the United States

    27 August 2015

  10. Publication

    Indigenous peoples in domestic work – Facing multiple discrimination and disadvantage

    06 August 2015

    As the ILO implements its strategy on domestic work, collaborating with national constituents and other stakeholders around the world, the Office has identified many policy questions of concern to constituents. In response, the Office has combined efforts to answer these frequently asked questions, drawing from country level experience, empirical research, and knowledge-sharing. The «work in progress» series will showcase the Office’s research work in progress on these policy areas.