Policy resources by theme

Measuring domestic work

Data on domestic work is notoriously difficult to capture. The ILO published its first estimates on domestic work in 2013, in “Domestic workers across the world”. This methodology was then refined and adapted in 2016, and published as a component of the “ILO global estimates on migrant workers”. These two key resources are accompanied by guides on qualitative and quantitative research on domestic work, estimates on child domestic work, and some thinking around how to measure the social and economic value of domestic work.