Introducing the status of domestic workers in India

Mahanta, Upasana and Gupta, Indranath (2019) Introducing the status of domestic workers in India. In: Recognition of the Rights of Domestic Workers in India : Challenges and the Way Forward. Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-17. ISBN 9789811357633

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Domestic work has been a vastly understudied field, although it absorbs a significant part of the work force, especially in developing countries. This chapter recognizes that the undervaluing of domestic work is rooted in larger structural discriminations and identifies the need to bridge the gap between legal and social dimensions of domestic work. The chapter further proposes the requirement of a comprehensive database that could pave the way towards minimizing the gap between existing policy recommendations on domestic workers and its implementation.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Domestic Work | Domestic Workforce | Labour Standards | National Labour Policy | Labour Law
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2022 10:12
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 09:39
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