Domestic Work, Unpaid Work and Wage Rates

Kamala Sankaran
  • Article Title: Domestic Work, Unpaid Work and Wage Rates
  • Title of Journal: Economic and Political Weekly
  • Vol #: XLVIII
  • Issue #: 43

A comprehensive law for domestic workers in India covering all aspects of their working conditions is yet to come. However, the debate on legislative protection for domestic workers has focused unduly on labour laws and wage rates, ignoring the valuation of unpaid care and domestic labour performed by women in the household. The rights of women in matrimonial property are also overlooked. A consequence of such a lack of recognition of unpaid labour is the effect it has on determination of wage rates for domestic work.


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