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In this blog, we highlight statistics that make visible the size and significance of the domestic worker sector. Data from 155 countries and territories were used to examine domestic work worldwide and the findings are published in a new Statistical Brief, prepared jointly by WIEGO and the ILO.
WIEGO's Statistics Programme is launching a new set of Statistical Briefs that provide key indicators of informal employment and key categories of informal workers at the geographic levels of metros, urban and national. It is a guiding belief of the programme that statistics are essential in making...
The addition of a new category “dependent contractor” in the status in employment classification of labour statistics should lead to better data and thus better national policies to benefit homeworkers: that is, sub-contracted home-based workers who are neither fully independent self-employed nor...
Changes to the International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE) were made in October 2018. WIEGO was proud to have played an important role in establishing new categories that, ultimately, could lead to better national policies that benefit informal workers.
Myths abound in the field of informal employment statistics—from ‘there are none’ to ‘they don’t tell us anything.’ Here are answers to some of the most common ones. Myth #1: There are no statistics on the informal economy. Statistics on the informal economy is a relatively new area for data...
Videos / Slideshows / Audio
Millions of women work long hours, in dangerous conditions, for little pay. They are fighting for change, with the help of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Watch this video to learn how.
Workers Education/Organizing Materials
This manual helps street vendors learn more about the regulations that govern public space and how to defend the right to work in public space. It describes successful actions taken by street vendor organizations. And it offers information to help you organize and negotiate with local government.
WIEGO Working Papers
Mike Rogan reviews how informal workers are taxed, why there is growing interest in taxing them, and whether they should be included in the tax net.