Domestic Workers, Risk & Social Protection in Delhi National Capital Region


Citation: WIEGO and IDWF. Domestic Workers, Risk and Social Protection in Delhi National Capital Region. WIEGO Policy Brief No. 21

Delhi, India’s capital and a bustling metropolis, is home to many migrant workers from across the country. For most women migrants, domestic work is a viable option owing to ease of entry, low skill requirements and flexibility. However, these workers face high levels of risk, precarious working conditions, and low incomes.

This policy brief aims to provide a descriptive picture of the condition of domestic workers in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). Delhi NCR covers the city of Delhi as well as adjacent areas incorporated into the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

This brief is part of the WIEGO Publication Series and was funded by the Open Society Foundation's  Women's Rights Programme.

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Informal Economy Theme
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