Publications

Title:
Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work
Author(s):
Burnham, Linda and Nik Theodore.
Date:
January, 2012
Publisher:
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Publication Type:
Research Paper
Description:

Domestic Workers ReportDomestic workers are critical to the US economy. They help families meet many of the most basic physical, emotional, and social needs of the young and the old. They help to raise those who are learning to be fully contributing members of our society. They provide care and company for those whose working days are done, and who deserve ease and comfort in their older years.

 

While their contributions may go unnoticed and uncalculated by measures of productivity, domestic workers free the time and attention of millions of other workers, allowing them to engage in the widest range of socially productive pursuits with undistracted focus and commitment.

 

The lives of these workers would be infinitely more complex and burdened absent the labor of the domestic workers who enter their homes each day. Household labor, paid and unpaid, is indeed the work that makes all other work possible.

Related Information
Website of the supportive employers’ association: domesticemployers.org  

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