Publications on domestic work

  1. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of June 2016 project report release.

    Migrant Domestic Workers: Promoting Occupational Safety and Health

    07 April 2016

    Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of June 2016 project report release.

  2. Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of June 2016 project report release.

    Expanding Social Security to Migrant Domestic Workers

    07 April 2016

    Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers - Research series in support of June 2016 project report release.

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 72

    The introduction of a minimum wage for domestic workers in South Africa

    31 March 2016

  4. Publication

    Review of the government-to-government mechanism for the employment of Bangladeshi workers in the Malaysian plantation sector

    11 March 2016

    Migrant workers form a key element in labour markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Bangladesh, like many other countries of origin, labour migration is a source of employment, and workers’ remittances are critical to poverty alleviation and for offsetting the foreign trade deficit. Malaysia is a major country of destination, where migrants make up approximately a quarter of the workforce. Migrant workers’ contributions are critical in several key economic sectors, including the multi-billion dollar palm oil industry.

  5. Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 16

    Social protection for domestic workers: Key policy trends and statistics

    10 March 2016

    This policy paper: (i) provides an overview of the global situation of social security provisions for domestic workers in 163 countries; (ii) analyses trends, policies and gaps in terms of legal and effective social security coverage for domestic workers; (iii) describes and analyses the configuration of social security schemes for domestic workers, such as their institutional organization, financing and administration; (iv) informs on challenges to extending coverage; and (v) provides a compilation and description of international practices of social security schemes for the domestic work sector, including comparative information.

  6. Social Protection

    Practical Options for the Extension of Social Protection Coverage in Zambia: Casual Saw Mill Workers

    07 March 2016

    The study focuses on reviewing the nature and extent of social security benefits provided by legislation to casual workers in the saw milling industry, understanding their patterns of income and specific employment arrangements and exploring innovative ways of providing social protection to workers in atypical form of work.

  7. Social Protection

    Practical Options for the Extension of Social Protection Coverage in Zambia: Small Scale Farmers

    07 March 2016

    The study explores the possible strategies to expand Social Protection to small scale farmers as well as the requirements for SHI scheme design adjustments to fit the income patterns and employment arrangements which prevail in the sector. The report also offers a case study on a possible linkage between the future SHI scheme and a large out-grower scheme in Zambia.

  8. Social Protection

    Practical Options for the Extension of Social Protection Coverage in Zambia: Domestic Workers

    07 March 2016

    This report provides an overview of the nature and extent of social security benefits for domestic workers in Zambia and explores perception of benefits and willingness to contribute from both domestic workers and employers’ perspectives.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.