Extending social security to domestic workers: Lessons from international experience

Organization(s): ILO
Regions: World
Year: 2021
Language: English
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This policy brief outlines the challenges in extending social protection to domestic workers, which were aggravated by the COVID-19 crisis. These include inter alia legal exclusion in relation to working conditions and arrangements (part time work, multiple employers, informality, etc).  Even where domestic workers might be covered in law, administrative barriers or the lack of enforcement and low compliance can hamper coverage in practice. The policy brief extracts good country practices that can help overcome these challenges in the quest for universal social protection in line with the SDGs including building robust legal frameworks and harnessing the advantages of technology.

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