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[IWS] ILO: DOMESTIC WORKERS ACROSS THE WORLD: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL STATISTICS AND THE EXTENT OF LEGAL PROTECTION (9 January 2012)
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Interntational Labour Organization (ILO)
DOMESTIC WORKERS ACROSS THE WORLD: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL STATISTICS AND THE EXTENT OF LEGAL PROTECTION (9 January 2012)
[full-text, 146 pages]
Press Release 9 January 2013
More than 52 million domestic workers worldwide
Millions of domestic workers around the world remain excluded from protection enjoyed by other workers, says a new ILO report.
GENEVA (ILO News) – At least 52 million people around the world – mainly women -are employed as domestic workers, according to the first research of its kind conducted by the International Labour Organization.
They account for 7.5 per cent of women’s wage employment worldwide and a far greater share in some regions, particularly Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Between the mid-1990s and 2010, there was an increase of more than 19 million domestic workers worldwide. Many migrate to other countries to find work. It is likely that the figures contained in the report underestimate the true numbers of domestic workers worldwide, which may in reality be tens of millions more.
The figures also exclude child domestic workers below the age of 15 that are not included in the surveys used by the report. Their number was estimated by the ILO at 7.4 million in 2008.
Despite the size of the sector, many domestic workers experience poor working conditions and insufficient legal protection.
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